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Aida Gemanque Becomes Oldest Olympic Torchbearer At 106 Years of Age

Aida Gemanque, who became the oldest skydiver at age of 103, has also become the oldest torch-bearer in Olympic history at the age of 106 years

 

Aida Gemanque became the oldest torch bearer at the age of 106 years when she carried the flame in Macapa. (Image Source: Youtube)

Aida Gemanque became the oldest torch bearer at the age of 106 years when she carried the flame in Macapa. (Image Source: Youtube)

Three years after becoming the world’s oldest skydiver, Aida Gemanque became the oldest Olympic torch bearer on Saturday when she carried the flame in the Amazonian city of Macapa, aged 106.Gemanque broke the record formerly held by Alexander Kaptarenko, who was 101 when he took part in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics relay.




“I am overjoyed. I have to be grateful for this joy, which I never expected in my life. I am immensely proud,” Gemanque said.

The 95-day torch relay will pass through 325 Brazilian cities and involve some 12,000 runners before ending at Rio’s Maracana Stadium for the lighting of the Olympic cauldron on August 5.

Age is indeed NO bar! At 103, she became the oldest skydiver. At 106, she is now the oldest ‪#‎Olympic‬ torch-bearer in history. Meet Aida Gemanque




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