‘Grandma Iaiá' shatters record of oldest Olympic torchbearer (video)
A woman known as Grandma Iaiá became who is believed to be the oldest torchbearer in Olympic history on Thursday.
The 106-year-old woman (proof here) took her turn in the Olympic torch relay in the northern Brazilian city of Macapá, receiving help in lighting a cauldron.
Mendes previously reportedly skydived at age 103 in August 2013.
In the Sochi Olympic torch relay, 101-year-old table tennis player Aleksander Kaptarenko became who was then believed to be the oldest Olympic torchbearer in history.
Kaptarenko, who trained for his relay leg by carrying a frozen salmon, died less than one year after his Olympic torch relay leg.
The oldest 2012 Olympic torch relay runner was Dinah Gould, who was 100.