87-year old clinches 414 medals | Fusion - WeRIndia

87-year old clinches 414 medals

87-year old clinches 414 medals

Normally people cannot get themselves to do any heavy workouts by the age of 60 or 70 years. But, this 87-year old woman never feels tired with her daily heavy workout.

She is Daisy Victor. She lives in Chennai. Her daily routine starts with running at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for 2 hours from 7:30 a.m.

She practices heavy discus and shot put throws after running. She is a national as well as an international champion.

This veteran sport woman participated in 20 international meets, 36 national meets and 59 district meets in her 70 years of career.

She won 414 medals out of which 345 are gold.

She came into spotlight after winning a bronze medal at the 2018 World Masters Athletics Championships in the shot-put and discus throw category.

She was felicitated by Chennai NGO Udhavi along with SPARRC Institute on the World Elders Day.

She recalled her journey in an interview with The Hindu.

Since her childhood, she loved sports. Her father was a postmaster who encouraged her.

She began her sports journey at the age of eight. Her husband Victor Sundararajan also supported her a lot after their marriage.

She won medals in each and every state event in which she participated.

She never took a break even though she bore six children. She used to run till the seventh month and got back to practice after a month post-delivery.

She was motivated by Milkha Singh and participated in the world veteran athletic meets in which she secured the 7th rank.

She was then trained for international meets by Victor Wilson.

Even at the age of 87 years, she does not miss a single training session and practices daily. She packs breakfast and coffee, and carries along with her during her practice.

After practicing for two hours at the stadium, she goes to the bank of post office, and then returns home at 11:00 a.m.

Triple jump and long jump are her favorite events in which she is not participating at present. She stopped her participation in these events three years ago due to the death of her husband.

She is inspiring several young sports men and women.

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