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Japan’s oldest swimmer: a 100 years old woman

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 11:46 GMT, Apr 5, 2015 |
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Mieko Nagaoka, a 100 years old Japanese woman, has completed the FINA masters swimming competition in Matsuyama. She has completed the target in one hour, 15 minutes and 54.39 seconds by swimming 1,500 meters and has kept a world record.

She started masters swimming in Japan at the age of 84 and at 88 she took part in masters swimming world. That was  her first competition held in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2002. She won a bronze medal in that competition. Nagaoka accomplished her first-ever world record in masters swimming at the age of 95.

In her age of 90, she has got the recommendation of “Japan’s National athlete” through keeping a national record. Now, she has kept another record in her age of 100.