Meet the two grannies who cant get enough of Nintendo Wii boxing

July 11th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI  

London, July 11 (ANI): If you think Nintendo Wii boxing is something which only young ones are glued to, then Rose Sanders and Violet Gyves will make you reconsider your thoughts.

With a combined age of 193, Sanders and Gyves have become hooked on playing with their Nintendo Wii console.

The grandmothers love to duck and weave in front of the television screen as they try out their skills on Wii Boxing, a game which requires them to simulate punching an opponent.

Sanders and Gyves were introduced to the Wii by managers at Greensleeves Nursing Home in Crawley, West Sussex, to help improve their fitness and flexibility.

They became so stuck to it that, together with their fellow residents, they raised 500 pounds with a raffle and cake sale to buy two consoles and a selection of games.

Sanders, 98, who used to fly in Spitfires during her time in the WAF, said: “It’’s great fun. It makes a change from Coronation Street, doesn”t it?”

Gyves, 95, a fan of British boxer Henry Cooper, said: “We were absolutely ecstatic to get the Wiis.

“Rose and I love playing the boxing game - it’’s a great way to keep fit and it doesn”t hurt to take out some aggression now and again, the Telegraph quoted Gyves, as adding. (ANI)

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