Centenary Japanese installed World Swimming Record
Japanese Miko Nagaoka became the first century swimmer in the world, which managed to sail the distance of 1.5 km. Competitions took place in the city of Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture. Nagaoka was the only participant in a swim in the age category from 100 to 104 years. She sailed a free style distance for 1 hour 16 minutes and one fact of his participation has established a new world record that will be entered in the Guinness Book of Records.
"I want to swim until I am 105 years old. Of course, if I can live for so long, "the athlete-long-lived athlete journalists after swimming.
It is reported that Nagawa began to swim after 80 years. Last year she published a book called "A hundred years old, and I am the best active swimmer in the world". Nagaoco is one of many elderly Japanese, which retain activity and maintain a healthy lifestyle in a solid age, notes The Guardian.
According to the statistics of the Ministry of Health of Japan, 59,000 long-livers live in the country. For every 100,000 people account for 46 people from 100 years and older. Every year the number of long-livers increases by 3000-4000 people. As already written "My Planet", 25.9% of the population of Japan is the people from 65 years old. The average life expectancy of men last year amounted to 80 years, women – 86.6 years.