‘Grandma Iaiá’ shatters record of oldest Olympic torchbearer (video)

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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.

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