Oldest People To Accomplish Amazing Feats
age is just a number and the 25 oldest people to accomplish amazing feats show us its true!
11. Oldest World Wrestling Entertainment Champion
Although this can be a touchy and controversial topic, for our purposes well go with the Guinness Book Of World Records on this one. Vince McMahon is considered the oldest Wrestling Champion for winning a WWE title at the age of 54.
12. Oldest Woman To Climb Mount Everest
At age 28 Tamae Watanabe began mountain climbing. In 1977 she climbed Mount McKinley. She then climbed Mont Blanc, Mount Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua. After her retirement she returned to her hometown and in May 2002 she became the then oldest woman to climb Mount Everest. Ten years later, in May 2012, she broke her own record, when she, now at the age of 73, again scaled Mount Everest.
13. Oldest Man To Climb Mount Everest
Yuichiro Miura is a Japanese alpinist who in 2003, at age 70, became the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. This record was later broken. However, on May 26, 2008, Miura once again successfully summited Mt Everest at the age of 75. On May 23, 2013 Miura again became the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest at the age of 80.
14. Oldest Person To Win A Pro Beach Volleyball Title
At age 46, Kiraly is considered the Michael Jordan of pro beach volleyball as he is the oldest player to compete in the sport and continues to perform at the highest level, beating competitors literally half his age. He was 44 when he won the AVP world title.
15. Oldest Player To Record 20 Rebounds In The NBA
Getting rebounds in a league filled with spring loaded young athletes isnt easy for anybody but Dikembe Mutombo made a statement at age 40 years when he pulled down 22 rebounds in a 2007 NBA match.
16. Oldest NHL Player
Gordie Howe broke several NHL records including only player to play in 5 different decades (impressive for any sport), oldest NHL player at time of retirement (52), and oldest player to play in an NHL game. He was also the only player to play in the NHL after age 50.
17. Oldest Flight Instructor
During the Second World War he was a Flight Control Officer. Today Bart Bratko is the oldest flight instructor in the world at 81 years.
18. Oldest Doctorate
The oldest person to be awarded a doctorate is Emeritus Professor Dr Heinz Wenderoth (Germany), who was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science by the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hannover on 29 September 2008 at the age of 97. The subject of his dissertation was Cell Biological Studies in the Morphology and Physiology of primitive marine Placozoons Trichoplax Adhaerens.
19. Oldest Person To Win An Oscar For Best Actor
On Golden Pond brought Henry Fonda his only Oscar (for best actor) but with that one Oscar he broke the record for oldest recipient of the award at 76 years. It also earned him a Golden Globe Best Actor award. Fonda was too ill to attend the ceremony, however, and his daughter Jane accepted on his behalf.
20. Oldest Person To Win An Oscar For Best Actress
At 80 years Jessica Tandy became the oldest actress to receive the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Driving Miss Daisy (1989), for which she also won a BAFTA and a Golden Globe.
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