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101-Year-Old Japanese Aims for More Swim Records

Offbeat  (tags: nutrition, health, interesting, 101-year-old, swimming, world record )

- 800 days ago -
Closing in on her 102nd birthday, Mieko Nagaoka has racked up a slew of jaw-dropping world bests in her age bracket after only taking up swimming in her late eighties, but warns she is not done yet.


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Wendi M (9)
Friday July 15, 2016, 3:35 am

Animae C (506)
Friday July 15, 2016, 4:23 am
INSPIRATIONAL, like Ernestine Shepherd the 90 year old body builder.

Thanx Naoko

MmAway M (511)
Friday July 15, 2016, 5:03 am
"“I’ll keep going for as long as I’m alive.”

Born in 1914, days after the outbreak of World War I, when Japan fought on the side of the allies, Nagaoka’s rambunctious lust for life continues to astound her family and coaches.

“Her attitude to life is totally scandalous,” said her 76-year-old son Hiroyuki.

“She refuses to live life by the correct rules. She eats only the finest food and turns her nose up at anything she doesn’t fancy.

“You’re supposed to slow down with age, but she was getting quicker with age in her nineties, breaking record after record,” he added.

“That sense of joy and purpose in life is the secret to her long life.”

Nagaoka still trains three times a week in Yamaguchi, southwest Japan, under the tutelage of long-time coach Shintaro Sawada.

“At first I thought she was joking about swimming until 100, but she was deadly serious,” said 41-year-old Sawada.

“I’ve never met anyone like her—she eats when she wants and sleeps when she wants. She has a very stubborn streak and fierce determination.”

Perched beside his mother, the younger Nagaoka beamed with pride.

“She’s amazing,” said Hiroyuki. “Mentally she’s still very sharp. She’s the world’s greatest mum!"

Thank you dear Naoko what an inspiration she is ~ wish I was that healthy! ******* those are you stars darling!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday July 15, 2016, 7:00 am
Amazing and inspirational.

Dawnie W (250)
Friday July 15, 2016, 11:06 am
❤️ :- ()❤️Noted with amazement! the lady is inspirational for sure.❤️
❤️ Thanking you kindly for sharing this information❤️
💕💛ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💕♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥💕Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❤️ღ💛💕

Peggy B (43)
Friday July 15, 2016, 4:15 pm

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Walter F (129)
Saturday July 16, 2016, 7:07 pm
Great lady .All power to her
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