Watch: This 79-year-old woman’s skating skills continue to stun everyone on social media
Lyubov Morekhodova lives near Lake Baikal in Siberia and uses skates that are seven decades old, just to complete her daily chores.
79-year-old skating granny
Lyubov Morekhodova lives alone on the banks of the famous Lake Baikal and takes to the ice every single day. She still wears a pair of skates her father made her when she was a child using saw and pieces of wood. “I need them to run errands and just for fun. To have a skate or to look for my cows. I can ice skate here and there, while walking through the snow is hard. I skated there, had a look – the cows were not there, so I skated that way and saw they were roaming near the mountain. Called them and they returned home. Just like that. And even without any errands, I go ice skating when I want to. Baikal is the best thing in the world. It is pristine, virgin nature. It beats everything, everything.”
For many people, they don’t want to spend their retirement years milking cows and splitting wood. But, that’s certainly not true of everyone! Lyubov Morekhodova grew up on Lake Baikal in Siberia, one of the harshest environments anyone can live in. After many years of living in Irkutsk and working in a factory, she moved back to her childhood home upon retirement. Morekhodova lives alone, taking care of the farm and her animals and bringing up her water from a hole in the ice. But, she also does something really incredible. Morekhodova uses her vintage skates (made in 1943 and fastened with rope) to skate across the icy lake when her cows wander off! Clearly she’s a very accomplished skater and knows the land and the lake like the back of her hand. But, still, most folks at her age simply wouldn’t have the fortitude to live her lifestyle! Have a look at the woman that people are calling the “Ice-skating Babushka of Siberia” in the video.
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