Shigeko Kagawa

  • Lifespan: (28.05.1911 – present)
  • Age: 113 years
  • Birthplace: Nara Prefecture, Japan
  • Last residence: Yamatokoriyama, Nara Prefecture, Japan
  • Validation date: 16.05.2023
  • Validation source: MHLW Japan/Yumi Yamamoto

Shigeko Kagawa was born in Japan on 28 May 1911. In April 2021, she became the oldest Olympic torchbearer ever at age 109 years, 11 months. The previous record holder was Aida Mendes (1909–2020), who was 106 at the time when she participated as a torchbearer in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. In May 2021, Kagawa celebrated her 110th birthday and became a supercentenarian, becoming a supercentenarian. In September 2022, she was reported as the oldest living person in Nara Prefecture.

Shigeko Kagawa currently lives in Yamatokoriyama, Nara Prefecture, Japan at the age of 113.

Her age was verified by MHLW Japan and Yumi Yamamoto, and validated by the GRG on 16 May 2023.

Shigeko Kagawa (aged 109) during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in April 2021.

Shigeko Kagawa on occasion of the 2023 Keiro no hi. (Sept. 2023)

109-year-old Shigeko Kagawa Becomes World’s Oldest Olympic Torch Bearer, Record to be Broken Soon

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