Aida Gemanque Becomes Oldest Olympic Torchbearer At 106

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Aida Gemanque, nicknamed grandma Iaia officially became the oldest Olympic torchbearer in the history of the game when she carried the torch in the city of Macapa. Aida broke the record of 101 year old Alexander Kaptarenko who was a torchbearer at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. Aida is one of the 12,000 runners who will carry the Olympic torch across 325 Brazilian cities to the Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium on 5th August.

Aida Gemanque Carrying The Olympic Torch In Macapa City
Aida Gemanque Carrying The Olympic Torch In Macapa City

Aida is already a part of the Guiness Book of World Records when she skydived at the age of 103 earning her the nickname extreme granny. After lighting the cauldron in Macapa, Aida said, “I am overjoyed. I have to be grateful for this joy, which I never expected in my life. I am immensely proud,”

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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