- James McManus, a 99-year-old World War II veteran will be representing Argentina in a dance competition
- The veteran is said to be the oldest the popular Tango Buenos Aires Festival has ever had
- McManus said he generates a lot of happiness from tango and it is a social tool to interact
James McManus, a dancing OAP, aged 99, is representing Ireland in Argentina at the world’s largest and most popular tango competition.
The Irish Sun reports that McManus, also a World War (WW) II veteran, is believed to be the oldest person to ever compete in the popular Tango Buenos Aires Festival.
The organisers of the competition, will however, be using the Guinness World Book of Records to verify if the WWII veteran is the oldest competitor the contest has ever had.
McManus started his professional dancing career in 2002 and said he fell in love with the sport immediately because it generates a lot of happiness.
He said: “Tango generates a lot of happiness for me. And dancing is also very important socially, you interact with people other than you and make new friends.”
The 99-year old would be travelling with his Hernan Catvin, an Argentine dancer. The trip was paid for with €2,500 fundraising by his friends at Waterford Tango.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported about a Nigerian returnee who came to Nigeria and started making bricks as way to survive and a means to contribute to nation building.
The Nigerian returnee also called for support for people like him so that those considering coming back home can do so with the hope that they would be encouraged.
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