Irene O'Shea set a world record for a tandem skydiving jump on Sunday.
O'Shea beat the standing record by Kenneth Meyer who was "only" 102 years and 172 days old in when he set the record in 2017. O'Shea beat him by 22 days of age.
Not only was the 14,000-foot jump a record setter, it also supported a good cause. The jump was done to bring awareness to ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease, the same disease that sparked the ice bucket challenge four years ago. O'Shea's daughter passed away ten years ago from the devastating disease. This is the third jump O'Shea has made for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia. She began skydiving for her 100th birthday in 2016.
You can watch her incredible jump in the video below.
Oldest skydiver World Record Skydive - Irene O'Shea - SA Skydiving www.youtube.com
Not your regular Grandma, this 102yo recently became the world’s oldest skydiver by jumping more than 14,000 feet.… https://t.co/XIHGVsa4b3— Indiatimes (@Indiatimes)1544598888.0
Sassy grandma Irene O’Shea is again back with a bang to prove that age is just a number. In 2016, O’Shea went for… https://t.co/uNwedKykx3— Indiatimes (@Indiatimes)1544598889.0
Her daughter died of motor neurone disease years ago and she thought that this year would be perfect opportunity to… https://t.co/tw3GFNz30u— Indiatimes (@Indiatimes)1544598890.0
She has so far raised approximately $12,000 that equals Rs 8,64,660 for the charity. She is now hoping to raise $10… https://t.co/60ErQFFbbd— Indiatimes (@Indiatimes)1544598890.0
Here's how she did it: https://t.co/IqNrlISKww https://t.co/3yIaNUDjbB— Indiatimes (@Indiatimes)1544598891.0
Folks on Twitter were here for her.
@VICE LOVE THIS!!!— KCC WL (@KCC WL)1544566370.0
@VICE she’s got more balls than half of my friends— Katia (@Katia)1544565700.0
@realmonaghan That's awesome!— CrazyArmyVet (@CrazyArmyVet)1544639246.0
@realmonaghan that’s amazing!! 👏 will donate in a bit :))— hannah (@hannah)1544637883.0
Here's to many more jumps in her future!