Vietnamese doctors are verifying the age of a 121-year-old woman and a 116-year-old man so that they may be recognized as the world’s oldest living man and woman.
The Vietnam Book of Records (VietKings) has already recognized them as Vietnam’s oldest living man and woman.
The oldest woman, Nguyen Thi Tru, was born on May 4, 1893 and lives in Da Phuoc Commune, Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
The oldest man, Y’Ndong, a M’nong man born in 1898 resides in Truong Xuan Commune, Dak Song District, Dak Nong Province.
Meanwhile, Vietnam’s oldest living couple is Cao Vien, 106 and Vu Thi Hai, 100 who live in Dien Hoa Commune, Dien Chau District, Nghe An Province.
VietKings chairman Nguyen Tran Truong An said the individuals were discovered during a search for oldest living people in Vietnam that began in 2011.
“We are still searching for the oldest living twins and oldest living siblings,” he said.
Vietnam's oldest woman Nguyen Thi Tru, who was born on May 4, 1893. Asia Book of Records on August 27 recognized Tru as Asia's Oldest Lady. Photo credit: Lao Dong
During the search, VietKings also met Nguyen Cu, a 114-year-old man in the central city of Da Nang.
The Guinness World Records recognized two Japanese people as the world’s oldest living man and woman. The man is 111-year-old Sakari Momoi and the woman is Misao Okawa, 116.
An said the Vietnamese man and woman are both older than Momoi and Okawa.
In latest news, Asia Book of Records on Wednesday (August 27) recognized Vien and Hai as Asia's Oldest Couple and Tru as Asia's Oldest Lady, Vietnam News Agency reported.