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The 94-year-old athlete, Bhagwani Devi Dagar, celebrated in style on Tuesday winning multiple medals for India at the 2022 World Masters Athletics Championships in Finland.

Visuals shared by news agency ANI from Delhi airport showed Dagar, wearing a silver garland, dancing as his relatives cheered him on.

“I am very happy… to have made my country proud by winning medals in another country,” Dagar told the news agency.

The 94-year-old won a gold medal in the 100m sprint with a time of 24.74 seconds and won a bronze medal each in the shot put and discus throw, according to reports.

Taking to Twitter, the Ministry of Youth and Sports said, “94-year-old Bhagwani Devi Ji of India has yet again proven that age is no barrier! She won a GOLD medal at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Tampere in the 100m sprint event with a time of 24.74 seconds. She also pocketed a BRONZE in the shot put. Truly commendable effort!

Several politicians, including Union ministers, praised Dagar for this commendable achievement.

“The world at his feet! We are so proud of you Bhagwani Devi Dagar Ji, for winning one gold and two bronze for India at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Finland. What an achievement at 94! Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted on Monday.

“Inspiring! Even at 94, Bhagwani Devi Ji wins a gold medal in the 100 meters and two bronze medals for India at the 2022 World Masters Athletics Championships in Finland,” the Union Oil Minister tweeted. , Hardeep Singh Puri.

“Congratulations to Bhagwani Devi Dagar for winning 1 Gold and 2 Bronze for India at the 2022 World Masters Athletics Championships in Finland. With her achievement, she made the entire nation proud and inspired million Indians,” the Congress party said. wrote on the microblogging website.