102-year-old woman becomes 'oldest' skydiver

Source: WION Web Team
Place: New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 12, 2018, 09.52 PM(IST)

This handout taken on December 9, 2018 and released by SA Skydiving shows 102-year-old great-grandmother Irene O’Shea during her skydive tandem jump over Wellington in South Australia. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Centenarian adrenaline junkie plunged 14,000 feet (4,300 metres) through the South Australian sky in her third diving.

A 102-year-old woman, Irene O'Shea, earned her a place in the history books after she broke a record and became the oldest skydiver on Sunday.

Centenarian adrenaline junkie plunged 14,000 feet (4,300 metres) through the South Australian sky in her third diving.

The centenarian had earlier completed her first diving at the age of 100 in 2016. 

O'Shea who took the plunge to raise money for a motor neurone disease that killed her daughter said she "felt normal" after the dive.

"It was very clear up there, and the weather was good but it was very cold," an Australian media stated O'Shea as saying.

(With inputs from AFP)

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