20. November 2020
Halle, Sa./GER
   

"Many thanks to all the well-wishers who think of me ...!


"It is a proud number and a grace to be able to reach such an old age! You enjoy every day when you can cope with everyday life without great restrictions, like me. In my life, daily exercise has always helped me through sport. Since I was 56 years old - that was in 1981, when my children were "out of the house" - I had started active apparatus gymnastics again, doing it in a competitive age-appropriate and permanent manner. I was a regular participant in German gymnastics festivals as early as the GDR era and in the new millennium I won the title of "German Senior Gymnastics Champion" in my age group 11 times in a row ...!"

7. April 2020
Halle / Sa./ GER
   

"Now many people feel that they can no longer practice their beloved sport as usual. But you can do something even without a gym. Our German top-star, Olympic bronze medallist Sophie Scheder, for example, was really enthusiastic about this, and she also keeps up at home.
I always do special home fitness, even before this Corona period, with daily bed exercises, right after getting up in the morning. Because of "risk group"! Those who remain inactive take a much greater risk! "
* Here are ►► my bed gymnastics recommendations

18. August 2019
Freyburg, GER
   

Even if she does not go to the devices at the moment - Johanna Quaas has remained active in her 94th year! And even if she had not reported for injury reasons for the device gym competitions: Of course, she was there at the 97th Jahnturnfest 2019 in Freyburg. First and foremost, it is about the many friendships that have been created through years of sports. Of course she was already here - it is her most beautiful competition, which she has won many times already. Once again, she did not want to remain largely passive as an MDR interview guest, but participated in "General Gymnastics for all", in the popular sports competitions: "... the biggest mistake you can make is when you do nothing!" - that's her motto.

1. December 2018
Maspalomas, ESP
   

Her biceps tendon demolition in early November (2018) prevented participation in public appearances at the 58th BLUME Festival 2018 in Gran Canaria. But Johanna Quaas did not miss the chance to participate in various workshops in order to restore gradual restorative capacity. "I can do some things better than before, and feel that the physiotherapy and careful moving do me good," said the now 93-year-old senior athlete.
Actually, she is currently not thinking of returning to the gymnastic equipment or even competition exercises. But if anyone speaks about the 100th Jahnturnfest in four years (2022), in the Jahn City of Freyburg / Unstr. (Saxonia Anhalt, near Naumburg) speaks, then a lttle  bit shine again her eyes ...: "That would be great, of course, if  I would be fit again until then and could participate in my favorite competition for this 100th anniversary ...", so the still active senior athlete said, ...

18. February 2018
Minden, GER
   
<< Also the head of the accident surgery and orthopedics at the Johannes-Wesling Hospital in Minden (GER), Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Zeichen was very impressed by what the 92-year-old Johanna Quaas celebrated at the parallel bars. Above all, he was also enthusiastic about the appearance and clarity of her philosophy of this athletic senior, who demonstrated evidence of her fitness in front of about 150 guests of a sports medicine professional audience for physicians (> Symposium: "Sport im Alter"), which impressively provided evidence fitness is not an innate quality, but is acquired and must be maintained - and can be cared for, even into old age, if you stay tuned, as "Hannchen" Quaas convincingly proves!

* ... more on ►► www.gymmedia.de

8. January 2018
Baden-Würtemberg
   

Since the start of the "Svabian Gymnastics Gala" of the Swabian Gymnastics Federation (STB) at the last week of December, the 92-year-old and worldwide oldest active gymnast Johanna Quaas also feels at home in all the following performances:
This tour takes over almost 3 weeks in 15 cities and includes 20 appearances, with the final highlight in Stuttgart, at Daturday, January 13 ...!
With her unique posture and suspense with her exercise on the parallel bar and admired by an active crowd of gymnastic children around her, she presented a symbolic image of an "ensemble of generations" under the motto:
"See what our sport can do: From young to old, and: Exercise is everything and makes you fit for everyday life!

20. November 2017
Halle, GER
   

Today, November 20, the most extraordinary senior gymnast in the world and in Germany celebrates her 92nd birthday:
Johanna Quaas from Halle, Germany, born in 1925 is one of the shooting stars of the digital age, and found "the oldest active competitive gymnast in the world" already receiving the "Guinness Book of World Records "(2013 edition).
Still starts the dynamic lady at four seniors apparatus - on floor exercises, on the gymnastic bench, parallel bars and deeper high bar - in different age group competitions, even if the 11-time German Seniors champion no longer participates in a row since 2011, at official national championships, where she was and is already without competition in her age range.
* Read more on her personal website www.johanna-quaas.de

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