Dare to Compete With This 103-Year-Old Record-Holding Swimmer?

Dare to Compete With This 103-Year-Old Record-Holding Swimmer?

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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)

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