Courageous lady: 103-year-old woman became the champion in skydiving

The brave lady, who is 103 years old, is the record skydiver among the oldest women.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, Ruth Linnea Ingegerd Larsson of Sweden won the title when she jumped from a parachute on 29 May at the age of 103 years and 259 days.

She started learning sports such as parachuting and skydiving when she was 90 years old, very fascinated by the idea of flying.

She then learned about a US woman named Katherine Hodges, who set the previous world record by skydiving from an airplane at the age of 103 years and 129 days.

Naturally, her competitive nature awoke in Ruth and she felt the need to win over her rival, after all, she was 103 years and 259 days old at the time.

Even though our heroine moved around with a walker, she started her day in Motala, Sweden, by wearing protective gear.

A few moments later Ruth was floating in the air, wearing an attractive blue and white parachute.

During the jump, Larsson was listening to the song “Try Your Wings” by Swedish composer Lasse Dahlqvist, Guinness reported.

Our record-breaker was able to land on the ground without incident, and within seconds the 103-year-old was surrounded by loved ones, including friends and relatives.

She smiled for the camera while carrying a plaque celebrating her world record and added that everything had gone according to plan and that she intended to celebrate with a cake when she returned to her home.

As well as skydiving, Larsson enjoys spending time with her family – five children, 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren – doing crossword puzzles and singing in the local choir.

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