On Sunday, a 103-year old Swedish grandmother broke the world record for the oldest tandem skydiver. She said she planned to celebrate with a cupcake.
Rut Larsson, who was accompanied by his family and friends, made his jump at Motala (240 km southwest of Stockholm). As they landed softly, assistants ran to her with her walker and helped her up. She stated that she enjoyed the slow slide down from the top.
The Guinness Book of World Records representative was present to record and document the jump. Rut Larsson (103 years old and 259 days) broke the previous record held by a person who was 103 years old and 181 days.