Daredevil granny, 103, beats record for parachute jump
Published: May 30, 2022 04:33 PM
Parachute jump. Photo: IC

Parachute jump. Photo: IC

A 103-year-old Swedish woman on Sunday set the world record for being the oldest person to complete a tandem parachute jump, saying she planned to celebrate "with a little cake".

"It was wonderful, I've been thinking about it for a long time," Rut Larsson told Swedish news agency TT, adding: "It all went as planned."

With family and friends waiting on the airfield below, Larsson completed her jump harnessed to parachutist Joackim Johansson in Motala, 240 kilometers southwest of Stockholm.

The pair sailed down to the ground smoothly, as helpers rushed to Larsson's side with her walker to help her get up.

Asked what she saw and felt as she came down, Larsson replied: "Nowadays I don't see so well, but it felt good".