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Oldest Living Olympic Champion Ágnes Keleti turns 102

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024Tomi
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After some sad news from Hungary, here's something delightful: Ágnes Keleti (née Klein) (b. 9 January 1921) has celebrated her 102th birthday in her home in Budapest.

She's the oldest living Olympic Champion on Earth, having won 5 golds (plus 3 silver and 2 bronze medals) in gymnastics at the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games.

Birthday report

On the occasion of her birthday, the recently-released film Aki legyőzte az időt (Conquering Time) was broadcasted on Hungary's main TV channel from 8:40 p.m. today.

Happy birthday to Ms Keleti! Boldog születésnapot!

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Aquanaut_Chalk
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Oh my goodness, that is amazing news! She is still competing at 102 years old!!!???

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Favorite Female Supercentenarian: Tomiko Itooka (1908-Living)
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024Tomi
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@aquanaut_chalk You surely misunderstood something, she obviously hasn't competed in many decades. However, she could still do the splits until just a few years ago, and regularly did so whenever somebody did a report on her.

The oldest active gymnast is Johanna Quaas, she last competed in 2018 at 92.

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Oh ok. My apologies. I got mixed up there. I had heard of athletes competing over 100, like Stanislaw Kowalski, and I thought that Mrs. Keleti was the oldest active competitor of the age 100 division, but I got the two different groups mixed up. 

First Supercentenarian I learned about: Salvatore Caruso (1905-2015)
Favorite Male Supercentenarian: Juan Vicente Pérez Mora (1909-Living)
Favorite Female Supercentenarian: Tomiko Itooka (1908-Living)
Favorite Supercentenarian Ever: Jiroemon Kimura (1897-2013)
Favorite Centenarian Ever: Nellie Wright (1907-2016)


   
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