102-year-old man finishes 100 meters in 27.08 seconds

Thai man Sawang Janpram won all four gold medals in the 100-105 year age group at the championship's 26th edition, which was held last weekend in Samut Songkhram province.

102-year-old man finishes 100 meters in 27.08 seconds
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Sawang Janpram, a 102-year-old Thai athlete, ran 100 meters in 27.08 seconds. Swang, Thailand's oldest sprinter, has competed in the annual Thailand Master Athletes championships four times, primarily in the 100-meter dash, discus, and javelin throw categories.

He won all four gold medals in the 100-105 year age group at the championship's 26th edition, which was held last weekend in Samut Songkhram province.

"Participating in athletics helped me to become strong and healthy. Furthermore, exercise improves your appetite, allowing you to eat more healthily "When questioned about the key to his life, Sawang stated.

My father usually thinks positively... therefore he has excellent mental health. In terms of physical health, he has grown significantly stronger." Siripan, Janpram's 70-year-old daughter.

According to the president of Asia Masters Athletics, the number of competitors in the seniors' category has increased. When the tournament began in 1996, there were only approximately 300 players; now, there are over 2,000 contestants ranging in age from 35 to 102 years