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102-year-old becomes world's oldest skydiver

Posted on Wednesday, 19 December, 2018 | Comment icon 3 comments

It's never too late to take up a new hobby. Image Credit: YouTube / SA Skydiving
Great-grandmother Irene O'Shea made history earlier this month when she jumped out of an airplane.
The impressive stunt, which aimed to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia, saw the adventurous centenarian fall through the sky on December 9th.

Accompanied by a veteran skydiver, O'Shea had hoped to beat the previous world record set by Kenny Meyers of New Jersey who was 21 days younger during his skydive in 2017.

It was her third jump overall, with her first being back on her 100th birthday.

Despite her advancing years however she seemingly has no plans to slow down.

"Possibly I will jump next year, and, if I live long enough, I'll jump at 105," she said.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (3)

Tags: Skydiving

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year on 19 December, 2018, 12:34
Go, Granny, go, Granny, go Granny go
Comment icon #2 Posted by Jon the frog on 19 December, 2018, 13:13
Don't know if they use a bigger sail to preserve her for the landing ?
Comment icon #3 Posted by AllPossible on 19 December, 2018, 19:28
Might as well. No fear when your knocking on deaths door for years and nobody answered...

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