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    87-Year-Old Ice Skater Proves Age Is Just a Number

    Yvonne Dowlen defies her 87 years, and credits ice skating every day to keeping her young. INSIDE EDITION caught up with the graceful grandmother.

    Here is the video:
    http://on.aol.com/video/87-year-old-...mber-517653856

    And here is the story that accompanies it:
    http://www.insideedition.com/headlin...gh-ice-skating


    I just did a search for more stories about Yvonne, and there are quite a few out there.


    Here is a story on the US Figure Skating website from 2007, when Yvonne competed in the U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships – Master Junior Ladies IV & V competition as an 81 year-old!

    http://www.usfigureskating.org/event_story.asp?id=38373

    Yvonne finished 5th out of the 5 competitors. But, fair play to her!

    Incidentally, Yvonne's 44-year-old daughter also competed that year, but in the Master Senior Ladies III & IV competition. Sherry finished 3rd out of 6 competitors (well, it was really out of 5, as one competitor withdrew).

    Here are the protocols:
    http://www.usfigureskating.org/conte...es-details.pdf


    Also, here is a video that was recorded around the same time. Apologies that this is a link to a video on Facebook, but I cannot find the same video elsewhere.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=529995483733592


    Finally, here is another video of Yvonne:

    http://vimeo.com/45203461


    I am totally in awe! I’m 60 years younger than Yvonne, and I know that I couldn’t do what she does!!!

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    Good for her!

    She's very charming. Did you notice that one of her spins was in both directions?

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    I'll definitely follow her

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    Quote Originally Posted by TontoK View Post
    Good for her!

    She's very charming. Did you notice that one of her spins was in both directions?
    Considering her age, she is very good! Although it was filmed 6 years ago, the Facebook video in particular showed off her skill very well. (For those that are not members of Facebook, you don't have to sign in to view this video)

    But what really impressed me was her attitude to life. There are many people out there that would have given up on life by her age. But Yvonne has embraced life.

    The statements she comes out with are refreshingly honest. She is so frank about everything. When explaining why she skates, she says "If I don't move, it won't move eventually". And, when assessing how she skates, "The legs don't go up as high, and the back doesn't bend as far... Too Bad!"

    A lot of younger people could learn a lot from her!

    Quote Originally Posted by cinnamon View Post
    I'll definitely follow her
    And so would I!

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    Her spirals are better than mine *shamefaced*

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