Is This Woman 130 Years Old?

Antisa Khvichava is celebrating her 130th birthday today in Sachire, Georgia. She worked as a tea and corn picker until she was 85 years old, then retired and now lives with her 40-year-old grandson.
"I've always been healthy, and I've worked all my life — at home and at the farm," said Khvichava, in a bright dress and headscarf, her withering lips rejuvenated by shiny red lipstick. Sitting in the chair and holding her cane, Khvichava spoke quietly through an interpreter since she never went to school to learn Georgian and speaks only the local language, Mingrelian.

Her age couldn't immediately be independently verified. Her birth certificate was lost — one of the great number to have disappeared in the past century amid revolutions and a civil war which followed the collapse of the Russian Empire.

But Meurnishvili showed two Soviet-era documents that he says attest to her age. Scores of officials, neighbors, friends, and descendants backed up her claim as the world's top senior.

Suspiciously, Khvichava's son is 70 years old, which would mean Khvichava was 60 years old when she gave birth to him. Link

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