Three years ago, Aida Gemanque went down in the record books as the world’s oldest skydiver, but that wasn’t enough for this adventurous and determined centenarian. On Saturday, the 106-year-old also became the oldest torchbearer in Olympic history.
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Aida, who earned the nickname “Extreme Granny” after breaking the skydiving record, carried the flame in the city of Macapa in the Amazon. She said she is “overjoyed” about breaking this new record. “I have to be grateful for this joy, which I never expected in my life. I am immensely proud,” she said.
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