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Is this the world's oldest person?

Published 10/03/2010 | 11:06

A woman in Georgia claims she is nearly 130 years old
A woman in Georgia claims she is nearly 130 years old

A woman in Georgia claims she is nearly 130 years old - the oldest living person in the world

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Documents found by the Rustavi 2 TV station in Georgia claim Antisa Khvichava was born on July 8 1880.

The station has broadcast footage of Antisa playing backgammon and drinking vodka.

The independent broadcaster reported that Antisa lives with her son, one of two surviving children, and grandchildren and great grandchildren in the village of Sachino, deep in the Caucasus Mountains, 170 miles from the capital Tbilisi.

Granddaughter Shorena Khvichava said: "My grandmother is 130 years old", adding that Khvichava had 11 great grandchildren.

The station also interviewed Gia Vashadze, an official at Georgia's Civil Registry Agency, who said the agency was hoping to get Antisa into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Mr Vashadze said documents, including Antisa's Soviet-era passport registration, which shows her date of birth, prove that Antisa is the oldest person in the world.

The world's officially certified 'oldest living person' is currently Japan's 114-year-old Kama Chinen.

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