No slowing down golden oldie Ajit

Ajit Singh, wearing a bib with his impending age 90 on it, clocked 29 minutes for the 3,000m race walking event at the Singapore Masters Athletics X-Country Run/Walk meet yesterday. He represented Singapore in hockey at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Gam
Ajit Singh, wearing a bib with his impending age 90 on it, clocked 29 minutes for the 3,000m race walking event at the Singapore Masters Athletics X-Country Run/Walk meet yesterday. He represented Singapore in hockey at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games and in cricket later.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

He took 29 minutes to complete the 3,000-metre race walking event, which is no great shakes - until you realise Ajit Singh is turning 90 on March 21.

At the end of his race, the 89-year-old former Olympian declared: "I feel like a boy!"

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 04, 2018, with the headline 'No slowing down golden oldie Ajit'. Print Edition | Subscribe