Fearless grandmother breaks the record for oldest paraglider in Taitung, looks forward to soaring again at 100
By: Renée Salmonsen, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The morning of Aug. 8, 93-year-old Chin Wu Jui-lin (金吳瑞琳) became the oldest person to have ever paraglided in Taitung, Taiwan.
Chin, attached to her instructor, disembarked from about 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) in Luyueh township, gliding over cornfields and mountainous panoramas.
When Chin first expressed interest in taking such a big leap, the instructor hesitated. Chin’s family members vouched for her fitness and confirmed that she was extremely capable of handling such a feat. Chin’s youthful, adventurous spirit shone through and the instructor agreed. [FULL STORY]