We always hear that age is nothing but a number and that you’re only as old as you think you are. Montse Mecho a.k.a. the skydiving granny is thriving, living proof of this.
She was exposed to the exhilarating world of skydiving through her late son, and now, the 83-year-old former ballerina, diver, and trampoline champion has racked up nearly a thousand jumps. And mind you, she doesn’t simply jump, she does a variety of moves mid-air, including somersaults, twists, ballet moves, and her favorite—the one-leg lift.
She says skydiving and being up in the air not only makes her feel close to her late son, it also gives her an incredible sense of freedom. This is why she is now 83 and still skydiving…and she doesn’t intend on stopping anytime soon. Hit play above and be inspired.
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