At an age when simply stepping off a curb can present challenges, 91-year-old Johanna Quaas is doing cartwheels, headstands, and working the parallel bars better than someone half her age.

That’s because Quaas is the oldest competitive gymnast in the world.

According to The Straits Times, she got her start in the sport at 10 years old, but soon had to quit because her family moved from Saxony in then East Germany to a different part of the country. Then World War II erupted and she was required, as were all children, to do a year of social service.

After having three children, and even playing competitive handball, Quaas took up gymnastics again at 57.

“My proudest moment so far was when I was 84 years old and there was no one in my age group competing in the championships. So they put me with the others in the 70-75 age group and I still won by one point.”

She trains for one hour every day, and makes sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.

“My face is old but my heart is young. Maybe the day I stop doing gymnastics is the day I die.”

Take a look at what this athlete can do:

And here are some photos of her:

The worlds oldest gymnast Johanna Quaas, 92, of Germany performs her gynastic skills during the 8th International Ageing Asia Innovation Forum in Singapore on April 25, 2017.
Quaas was in Singapore, an affluent city-state with a rapidly greying population, for the Ageing Asia Innovation Forum. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)


MUNICH, GERMANY – DECEMBER 02: ‘Turnoma’ Johanna Quaas attends ‘Menschen 2012’ Show Taping on December 2, 2012 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)

The 86-year-old Johanna Quaas, the oldest active gymnast in the world according to ??the Guinness Book of World Records attends the annual review show ‘Menschen 2012’ (People of 2012) aired on the public television broadcasting station ZDF in Munich, on December 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Marc Mueller /Germany Out (Photo credit should read MARC MUELLER/AFP/Getty Images)


I think I’ll buck up and go to the gym now.