An 81-year-old grandma from China has proven age is no barrier when it comes to extreme sports.
Min Deyu, from Shiyan City in central China’s Hubei province, was visiting her son who lives in Australia in November when she decided she wanted to jump out of a plane.
“What’s the big deal, I’m jumping,” she said before skydiving from 12,000 feet, according to Xinhuanet News Agency.
Min Deya is known for her child-like attitude and is in great health for her age, local media reported. While with her son, Min Xiong Jianping Deyu, noticed Skydive The Beach and Beyond’sYarra Valley drop zone. Two weeks later, she visited the centre, passed health checks and jumped out of a plane that day in tandem with a staff member.
“There is no training, the staff just told me some action essentials and precautions,” Min Deyu said.
As she was in free fall for 60 seconds, Min Deyu made bird like actions and gave a thumbs up to those on the ground. Local media reported her excitement after the jump was contagious. The grin on Min Deyu’s face says it all.