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    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Man Kaur from India needed almost a minute-and-a-half to cross the finish line in the 100-meter dash, but she still picked up a gold medal Monday at the American Masters Games. Cheap Jerseys From China . Thats because the 100-year-old Kaur was the only female competitor in her age category at the competition for older athletes.When she crossed the finish line in Vancouver, her competitors -- many of them in their 70s and 80s -- were there to cheer her on.Kaurs energy and drive to compete have become an inspiration to participants in the unique international event for athletes over 30.When she wins, she goes back to India, and shes excited to tell others, `I have won so many medals from this country, said her son Gurdev Singh, 78, translating for his mother. Winning makes her happy.After Kaur finished the sprint in one minute and 21 seconds, she stood smiling with her hands raised in the air. Asked how she felt, she breathed heavily and clutched a bottle of water, unable to speak. Earlier, she won gold medals in the javelin and shot put.Singh, 78, who also is competing in the Games, said he encouraged his mother to start running at age 93 because he knew she could become a star.I asked her. `You have no problem, no knee problem, no heart problem, you should start running, he recalled.Kaur has now won more than 20 medals in Masters Games across the globe. While practicing in her home of Chandigarh, she goes out every evening to run five or 10 short distances, said Singh.Singh said his mother believes in promoting running to other older women.She encourages them, old ladies, that they should run, they should not eat wrong foods, and they should encourage their children also to take part in the Games.Charmaine Crooks, a five-time Olympian who won a silver medal for Canada in the womens 4x400-meter relay in 1984, serves as an athlete ambassador for the Masters Games. She praised Kaurs dynamic spirit.I know that its inspired me. Hey, Ive got almost 50 more years to go, right? Crooks said. Shes inspiring everyone, young and old.The World Masters Games take place every four years, with regional games in between. The Americas Masters Games in Vancouver is the first summer regional games in North America, Crooks said.The average age of the athletes is 49, and theres one man who is even older than Kaur -- 101-year-old Nihal Gill of Richmond, British Columbia. Authentic NFL Jerseys Cheap . After Mondays hard-fought loss, the wait seemed longer than usual. Getting set to go their separate ways for a short Christmas break, the Raptors coach credited his team for their effort on a seemingly impossible three-game road trip, urging them to build on that success when they get back to work at the end of the week. China NFL Jerseys Cheap . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses. http://www.wholesalenfljerseysbests.com/ . The Cincinnati Reds remain perfect with their speedy rookie outfielder in the starting lineup. RIO DE JANEIRO -- The history of golf in Brazil would fit on the back of a scorecard.It begins at the turn of the 20th century, when English and Scottish railway engineers convinced some Benedictine monks to set aside a parcel of land for the game on a monastery near Sao Paulo. A lot of people would argue it nearly ended there, too, soon superseded in Brazils sporting hierarchy by another wildly popular Scottish import of the era called futbol.Golf remains a niche sport here, played largely by the rich. But the hope is that the games return at these Olympics could spark a boom, not unlike the way a swashbuckling young American named Arnold Palmer convinced his countrymen to pick up a club and give golf a go in the 1960s.Whats happening here, we hope, will be like what happened in the states 60 years ago, said Nico Barcellos, who played a dozen years on Latin Americas modest pro golf circuit and Brazils Olympic golf team leader, as well as the head of the national federation. Were 60 years behind, but were working on it.To call that a daunting task, given the current state of the economy, doesnt tell the half of it.With a population of 200 million, Brazil has exactly one player, Lucas Lee, currently on the PGA Tour. Its nearly 300 times larger than North Dakota, but they have the same number of golf courses -- about 125. Despite the just-completed Olympic Golf Course on the city west side, theres no chance to close the gap soon. The country has to import everything from clubs and balls to earthmovers and riding mowers.They dont even have that staple of the 19th hole -- golf jokes.Give me a second, Barcellos chuckled. Maybe I can come up with one.But that hasnt dissuaded him from trying to grow the game. The Brazilian federation recently trained 50,000 physical education teachers as part of a Golf Para Vida (Golf for Life) campaign to familiarize schoolkids with the game and says 100 youngsters will be out on the Olympic course every day after the Rio Games end.While hed like to discover another golfer or two like current Brazilian womens team member Victoria Lovelady, both of them know it wont be easy.In my generation, your family had to be part of the game, the 29-year-old Rio de Janeiro native said. The hope is this is a big step in making golf more accessible to all.ddddddddddddHer great-grandfather was a founding member of Itanhanga, one of three courses in the Rio metropolitan area. But after playing the Orange Bowl tournament, a premier junior event in Miami, she moved in with a relative in the United States to raise the level of her game. After attending USC on a golf scholarship, and attempting to lock up a spot on the pro tour, like Barcellos, she views these Olympics as a chance to give something back.Asked what it would take to impress her countrymen, she laughed.Maybe that we can hit the ball over 200 meters, or more than two soccer fields, she paused, something Brazilian fans can relate to. And its probably the first time that many of them will see something like that.Justin Rose, one of the best-known mens golfers to actually show up, had a shorter answer to the same question.Lots of birdies, the Englishman began.A moment later, he added, But it wont hurt if one of the Brazilians gets into a close battle coming down the stretch on the final day. Competition like that always translates well.Whether the locals tune in when mens play begins Thursday is anyones guess.The course is designed like a traditional links, flat and treeless, tucked behind a highway lined with car dealerships.The grandstand alongside the 18th green is about the size of the one used for the RSM Classic on Sea Island, Georgia, a modest PGA Tour event in November that closes out the season. Looming nearby are a handful of completed and still-under-construction condominium towers that are part of the same project, a reminder that building a golf course in Brazil remains heavily dependent on the state of Brazils economy.But that isnt Barcellos only concern.PGA Tour pro K.J. 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