Published on Sep 12, 2012
London, 2012, Sep 12:
The 11-times German Senior champion of artistic gymnastics, the nearly 87 years old Johanna Quaas from Halle, Germany, is now the oldest active gymnast of the world!
Today she presented her parallel bars exercise at the odfficial press conference of the brand new 2013 issue of GUINESS WORLD RECORDS 2013 BOOK in the Tower Hotel of London.
** INCREDIBLE NEW HUMAN BODY RECORDS REVEALED IN THE NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2013 BOOK
86 year-old Johanna Quaas from Germany is named the Oldest Gymnast. Remarkably the retired PE teacher from Leipzig; Germany only began to train at gymnastics in her 50s taking part in her first competition at the age of 56.
Born on the 20th of November 1925, Johanna has always been involved in sport dating her interest in keeping fit back to a childhood. Because of her responsibilities as a mother and wife, she wasn't able to dedicate herself to gymnastics until later. Joanna has a strict exercise regime that involves a combination of running and yoga.
Johanna says "it is great feeling to be included and I hope the record inspires others to realise it's never too late."
... and the second part:
The world's Heaviest Sportswoman weighing in at a staggering 203.21 kg (448 lb or 32 stone).
13 September 2012 (London, UK) Guinness World Records, the authority on record-breaking achievement, today launches the 57th edition of the worldís best-selling copyright book, Guinness World Records 2013.
The new book reveals the latest and greatest records of the universe, as well as featuring stunning new human body record holders, including: 86 year-old Johanna Quaas, from Germany, who is named the Oldest Gymnast; Egyptian born Mostafa Ismail, recognised for having the Largest 'Guns' (biceps and triceps) measuring 64.77 cm (25.5 in); and Britain's Sharran Alexander, the world's Heaviest Sportswoman weighing in at a staggering 203.21 kg (448 lb or 32 stone).