Sunday 20 January 2019

Supergran Irene skydives into record books at the age of 102

 

102-year-old Irene O’Shea during her tandem skydive. Photo: Getty Images
102-year-old Irene O’Shea during her tandem skydive. Photo: Getty Images

Tom Nesdale

A 102-year-old woman has completed a world record charity skydive in the Australian state of South Australia.

Irene O'Shea became the oldest female skydiver when she took part in the jump in the town of Langhorne Creek.

Family and friends surrounded the grandmother when she skydived to raise money and awareness for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia.

Ms O'Shea has been jumping out of planes to raise awareness and money for motor neurone disease, a degenerative condition that killed her daughter, Shelagh FitzHenry, at the age of 67.

Ms O'Shea first became the oldest female skydiver in the world in 2017 before topping her record this year.

It was her third tandem skydive since 2016.

Irish Independent

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