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102-year-old Irene O’Shea becomes world’s oldest skydiver


When it comes to thrill, age never matters. The same happened with a 102-year-old great-grandmother named Irene O’Shea. Notably, Irene O’Shea is believed to have become the world’s oldest skydiver after plunging 14,000 feet through the South Australian sky.

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After a 220 kilometre per hour (140 mph) dive, Irene O’Shea said that she felt normal as her cheeks were flapping wildly. She further said that it was very clear up there and the weather was good but it was very cold. “Possibly I will jump next year and if I live long enough I’ll jump at 105,” she said after the leap.

Importantly, O’Shea took the plunge to raise funds for a motor neurone disease charity after her daughter died from the illness.

O’Shea 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.

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