This woman is the oldest skydiver of the world


She is now the oldest skydiver of the world after jump at Langhorne Creek on Sunday. In front of close to 50 family and friends, the 102-year old from Athelstone completed her landing in tandem with a young partner and jump instructor, Jed Smith. In 2016, Ms O’Shea celebrated her 100th birthday by skydiving for the first time, and returned a year later, when she became the world’s oldest female skydiver.


Ms O’Shea drives her own car and reads without glasses, and apart from some minor issues is in good health. “Possibly I will jump next year and if I live long enough I’ll jump at 105,” she planned. The elderly woman raised money with fer performances by fundraising campaigns and made donations for Motor Neurone Disease researches. Her daughter Shelagh died from this disease at the age of 67. „I miss her,” Ms O’Shea says. She arrived in Australia from England in 1974. Her home was and is the same in Athelstone.


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