Old­est ath­lete be­comes city’s old­est sky­walker

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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.

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101-year-old Man Kaur is break­ing all the records.

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