K Subramaniam has defied 86 years of age to lap up four gold medals at the Asian Masters Athletics Meet in the Philippines.
In the event held last week, Subramaniam, better known as Subbu in the athletics fraternity, got the top podium spot in the long jump, triple jump, high jump and javelin throw in the 85-plus category.
Subbu’s life has been about athletics, and he developed a love for the sport as a teenager. He hails from Pollachi, a small town in Tamil Nadu.
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Now well into his 80s, Subbu still takes athletics seriously. He trained extensively before travelling to the Philippines for the Asian Masters. Another testament to his undying passion was that he travelled for the competition all by himself.