[Sydney, October 16. Image via Getty]

Australian Margo Bates, 99-years, is pushed by Trish Cunneen to the start of her 50-metre freestyle swim at the Sydney Aquatic Centre during the World Masters Games on October 16, 2009. Bates won her sixth gold medal during the event at the games, which has seen 28,292 competititors from 95 countries and ranging in age from 24 to 101 taking part in the world's biggest multi-sport event. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)