Whoever said age is just a number must have known that this 102-years-old woman would jump off the skies and set the world record. Irene O’Shea a resident of Athelstone, Australia, jumped from 14,000 feet with her 24-year-old paramedic instructor Jed Smith and set the world record by becoming the oldest skydiver. The pair jumped at about 136 mph, ABC News reported.
The woman had her first jump two years ago when she was 100 years old. On her birthday she decided to take this big step and after that, there was no stopping for her. According to a HuffPost report the great-grandmother of 11 jumped in South Australia on Sunday. She attempted to set the record to raise money for a non-profit organisation that works towards supporting those suffering from motor neuron disease.
O’Shea lost her own 67-years old daughter to the sickness which is why she attemped to spread awareness about the neuron diseases. She managed to raised around $12,000 for the organisation, according to a local newspaper.
A skydiving centre in Wellington, SA Skydiving, assisted O’Shea with her jump that finally set a world record of her being the oldest skydiver. O’Shea attempted to break the record previously held by Kenny Meyers from New Jersey who had set the latest record in 2017 with his jump in Sussex County.
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