102-year-old granny becomes oldest skydiver in the world
New Delhi : Indeed, a 102-year-old granny has broken all the sky diving records till date and became the oldest skydiver in the world. The great grandmother has taken plunged 14,000 feet (4,300 meters) through the South Australian sky.
A source confirmed that Irene O'Shea is a Centenarian adrenaline junkie. After a 220 kilometre per hour (140 mph) dive that sent her cheeks flapping wildly, she still said that she 'felt normal'. Isn't it inspiring!
She completed her first skydive to mark her 100th birthday in 2016, but organisers claimed it was Sunday's successful tandem dive at the age of 102 years and 194 days that earned her a place in the history books.
"It was very clear up there, and the weather was good but it was very cold," said O'Shea, according to Australian media.
O'Shea took this high-rise dive to raise funds for a motor neurone disease charity, after her daughter died from the illness.
About Sky diving
Sky diving also known as parachuting is a popular adventure sport where diver transit from a high point to Earth with the help of gravity. It involves the control of speed during the process with the use of a parachute. The first sky dive jump was done by André-Jacques Garnerin, the inventor of the parachute, on 22 October 1797.
Sky diving is a recreational activity and also considered as competitive sports in some parts of the world.