Bhagwani Deswal, nicknamed Bhagwani Devi, an Indian nonagenarian, won the gold medal in the 100 metres at the 2022 World Masters Athletics Championship in Tampere, Finland, with a time of 24.74 seconds.
According to the source, Bhagwani Devi won the 100m race and the shot put competition, where she also won the bronze medal.
The National Masters Athletics Championships were held in Chennai, and nonagenarian athlete Bhagwani Deswal took home three gold medals. Bhagwani Devi thus met the requirements to compete for India in the 2022 World Masters Athletics Championships.
At the Delhi State Athletics Championship, Dadi’ Bhagwani Devi had previously won three gold medals in the 100-meter dash, shot put, and javelin throw.
It is important to note that Vikas Dagar, an international para-athlete and recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, is Bhagwani Deswal’s grandson.
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut congratulated nonagenarian Bhagwani Deswal on Instagram, writing: “The 94-year-old Bhagwani Devi of India won the gold medal in the 100 metres at Tampere, Finland in World Masters Athletics Championship.”
If you are looking for an inspiration, ‘Dadi’ Bhagwani Deswal is the one who can inspire everyone.
“The whole Nation is proud of you ‘Dadi’.”