A 102-year-old woman broke the world record for 'oldest female skydiver'
Irene O'Shea broke her own record for being the oldest female skydiver in the world
Irene O'Shea from Athelstone, Australia has now broken two world records, both for being the oldest female skydiver. She first broke the record 2 years ago when she had just turned 100. Now, at 102-years-old she decided to break her own record and skydive again. According to SA Diving, O'Shea is an "absolute joy to have in the drop zone."
O'Shea dove to raise money and awareness for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia. O'Shea's daughter died from the disease a few years ago. The 102-year old dove with a 24-year-old paramedic named Jed Smith and they fell from 14,000 feet high at 136 miles per hour before the parachute was deployed and they were able to make their landing.
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