Dare to Compete With This 103-Year-Old Record-Holding Swimmer?
Japanese world record swimmer Mieko Nagaoka was seen training with her son Hiroyuki Nagaoka in Yanai Swimming school, Yanai city, Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan.
The 103-year-old swimmer, who took up the sport at the age of 82, holds the 1,500-metre freestyle record in her age category. With eyes set on another race, the swimmer trains twice a week.
She admits that the key to her training routine is “eating well" and "exercise."
"Trying [to do] my best," Nagaoka added modestly.
(With inputs from Ruptly)
Video Editor: Ashutosh Bhardwaj
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