Oldest athlete becomes city’s oldest skywalker
The oldest athlete at the World Masters Games has become the oldest person to walk along the top of Auckland’s Sky Tower.
Man Kaur, a 101-year-old Indian athlete who was the oldest competitor at the World Masters Games held in the city this month, stepped out onto a platform 192 metres above Auckland on Friday and walked across it while holding her 79-year-old son Gurdev Singh’s hand.
She is the oldest person to complete the SkyWalk in Auckland.
Speaking afterwards Kaur spoke of her desire for more people from India to visit New Zealand.
Kaur, a vegetarian, finished her visit to Skycity with pumpkin soup, fresh vegetables, risotto and summer berries at SkyCity’s revolving restaurant Orbit 360.
She credits her good health to healthy food and regular exercise.
Last Wednesday Kaur won both the 100m and 200m sprints in her age category at the World Masters Games, making her the oldest to join a select group of athletes, that includes competitors like Usain Bolt, who have managed to win in both categories at a single international sporting event.
101-year-old Man Kaur is breaking all the records.