90-year-old pensioner skydives in honour of the Queen’s birthday

She did it for the Queen because they are the same age

May Bulman
Sunday 05 June 2016 16:44
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Johanna Quaas is in The Guinness Book of Records for being the oldest gymnast in the world
Johanna Quaas is in The Guinness Book of Records for being the oldest gymnast in the world

A woman who recently won the title as "the oldest gymnast in the world" has done a parachute jump in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Johanna Quaas, 90, jumped from a plane on Sunday morning near Leipzig in Germany.

Mrs Quass appeared to be unfazed by the jump and smiled for cameras after she landed.

It is not the first time she has been noticed for her youthful, sporty ways.

Mrs Quass became an Internet sensation after astonishing onlookers when she competed in the 2012 Cottbus World Cup, an international gymnastics competition in Germany.

The footage went viral and generated 3.4 million views.

Following the competition Mrs Quaas received an entry in The Guinness Book of Records as oldest gymnast in the world.

The pensioner reportedly does intensive sport at least four times a week.

She told German newspaper Leipziger Volkszeitung: “I will not stop with the sport. Movement is crucial, and gymnastics is my passion.”

Mrs Quass decided to devote the parachute jump to the British Monarch because they share the same age.

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