31 Mar '18, 10pm

Super granny, 81, climbs mountains, plays tennis and runs 7km every day

TAIPEI: She sprints down the track in a blur of orange, white and black, effortlessly keeping pace with the young man beside her, arms pumping like pistons and landing on the balls of her feet in textbook form. Pan Shiu-Yu runs the 100 metres in a respectable 15 seconds, just two seconds more than her personal best when she was 13. That was seven decades ago. Now 81 – but looking like 60 and moving better than many 40-year-olds – she has barely slowed down. She climbs mountains, cycles, plays tennis, and is the Taiwanese record holder for 11 athletic events, including the long jump, triple jump and 100m for the 60, 70 and 80 age groups. (Photo by Pan Yu Wen) Advertisement Advertisement “Everyone is able to do simple things. You have to do the things that other people cannot. Only then will you set records,” she said. The Channel NewsAsia series Super Octogenarians found ou...

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