A few weeks before her 96 th birthday, Johanna Quaas visited young gymnasts at the International Gymnastics Training Camp in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and took to the parallel bars!

The retired PE teacher from Leipzig, Germany is the Guinness Book record holder for the oldest active gymnast in the world. She only began to train at gymnastics in her 50s,

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taking part in her first competition at the age of 56. Johanna said, “I hope the record inspires others to realize it’s never too late to try something new.” I’m sure her recent demo did just that!

Age is just a number for German gymnast Johanna Quaas. She is 94 years old and her daily workout routine will challenge any youngster. From the neck up, Johanna looks like the typical great-grandmother with her poof of short, white hair and oval glasses. But from the neck down, this 94-year-old is an elite athlete.

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Clad always, it seems, in her signature green, crushed velvet leotard, Quaas performs tricks on the parallel bars that might vex athletes half her age.

By Lilit

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