January 25 According to Japanese media reports on the 24th, Japanese 106-year-old swimmer Mieko Nagaoka died of acute respiratory insufficiency on the 19th.
His family has held a funeral for him. She still gallops on the field over 100 years old and set many world records. She was the oldest swimmer in Japan.
Comprehensive Japan Kyodo News Agency and Japan’s China News reported on the 24th that Nagaoka began his swimming career as a rehabilitation activity when he was 80 years old with knee pain.
She has participated in various competitions in Japan and abroad, and has won more than 460 medals.
In 2015, she participated in the women’s 1500m freestyle at the age of 100, becoming the first player in the world to finish the race in the “100-104” age group. After 100 years old, she broke 18 world records.
In the fall of 2019, Nagaoka officially retired after participating in the women’s 50-meter backstroke competition after a new “105-109” age group was established at a swimming championship in Japan.
She also went swimming in Yanai’s pool in mid-January this year (2021).