Thursday, 4 May 2017

Meet the grandmother who is the world’s oldest gymnast at 92

Meet the grandmother who is the world's oldest gymnast at 92
                          Johanna Quaas is still performing gymnastics at 92. (Getty Images)

Johanna Quaas is living proof that age is just a number as the 92-year-old grandmother is still competing as the world’s oldest gymnast.
Quaas, who was born in Germany, took part in her first gymnastics competition at the age of 10 and has been hooked on the sport ever since.
An event in Singapore last week, Quaas amazed an audience with a routine on the parallel bars which showcased her incredible body strength and balance.
‘I do gymnastics to avoid being susceptible to falls and that is a good preventive tool,’ she said in an interview with The Straits Times.
‘I don’t take any pills now and have no illnesses. The only time I have a slight cold is when I am in Singapore as the air-conditioning is so strong.’
Quaas, who is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s oldest gymnast, still trains for an hour every day and ensures that she has lots of fruit and vegetables in her diet.
‘My proudest moment so far was when I was 84 years old and there was no one in my age group competing in the championships,’ she said.
‘So they put me with the others in the 70-75 age group and I still won by one point.’

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