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Bhagwani Devi: Many women athletes and sportspersons of India are bringing laurels to the country at the national and international level. From Sania Mirza to Bhavani Devi, PV Sindhu and Mirabai Chanu made their name at an early age. These women athletes participated in many sports competitions and won many medals and waved India’s flag around the world. But recently India celebrated the victory of a woman athlete who crossed the age limit and brought laurels to the country. After the shooter grandmother, now the athlete grandmother is in the headlines. 94-year-old sprinter Bhagwani Devi Dagar has won a gold medal in the World Masters Athletics Championships held in Finland. Let’s know about the athlete Dadi Bhagwani Devi Dagar, who won the gold medal.
Who is Lord Devi Dagar
Bhagwani Devi clinched a gold medal for India by winning the 100m race at the recently held World Masters Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland. He completed 100 meters in just 24.74 seconds and set a national record. The special thing is that the age of Bhagwan Devi is 94 years. In this championship, along with winning one gold, he has also won two bronze medals. Bhagwani Devi, who showed amazing running skills, also participated in shot put and discus throw in the championship and won a bronze medal.
How did Bhagvani Devi become an athlete?
The story of Haryana’s Bhagwani Devi becoming an athlete is very interesting. Bhagwani Devi’s grandson Vikas Dagar is an international para athlete and a recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Sports Award. Vikas Dagar’s grandmother is also a simple housewife, whose life was spent in taking care of the son and family after the death of her husband. She also worked in the fields.
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