77-year-old Spanish granny is world’s oldest skydiver!

November 3rd, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Nov 03 (ANI): A Spanish woman has become the world’s oldest professional freestyle parachute jumper at the age of 77, having jumped 903 times in her life so far.

Montse, a Catalan granny, who first jumped at the age of 30, carries prosthesis in her hip, but that has not stopped her from enjoying what she loves.

“I started with skiing, because I am from mother hearth, land, air and water,” Sky News quoted her as saying.

“Then I continued with swimming and trampoline jumping, sailing then Windsurfing came out… and so I tried them too.

“Up to now I have jumped 903 times from a parachute, it’s not bad is it?” she stated.

Montse has practised her passion all over the world - she did her first world championship in Empuria Brava in 1993, then in Arizona the following year.

“Every time I go to a championship they all say to me the same, ‘We know you don’t do training and we know your age but seeing you there for us is a privilege’,” she added. (ANI)

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