Japanese centenarian woman notches up world record in swimming 


APRIL 6, Japan: A Japanese lady has become the first 100-year-old to finish a 1,500 meter freestyle swim in a 25 meter pool. Mieko Nagaoka, who just took up swimming at 82 years old, as of now holds the record in her age classification for the same separation in a 50m pool. She finished the most recent deed in a little more than one hour and 15 minutes, utilizing backstroke the distance.

She was the main individual partaking in her age range – 100 to 104 – at the opposition in Matsuyama on Saturday. Nagaoka as of now rules the World record board for her age bunch, as recompensed by the worldwide swimming organization (Fina), holding 24 titles over both short and long distances. Her most recent accomplishment is currently anticipated that would be perceived by Guinness World Records. Nagaoka started swimming as treatment for her knees, yet was soon preparing a few times each week. She has subsequent to gone to swimming rivalries as far and wide as possible and said her family are additionally swimmers. In the wake of turning 100 last year, she discharged a book entitled: I’m 100 years of age and the World‘s best dynamic swimmer. She told Japan‘s Kyodo news office: “I need to swim until I turn 105 in the event that I can experience that long.”Japan has a quickly rising maturing people, and with 59,000 centenarians on authority records in 2014. A week ago, Japanese lady Misao Okawa, the oldest woman on the planet, died. She was 117.

(The Oslo Times)

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