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‘Senior citizens’ in Turkey’s Düzce have fun river rafting

Elderly people in northwestern Turkey met on Oct. 1 to celebrate the International Day for Older Persons by river rafting.

Men and women between 65 and 80 years old in Dokuzdeğirmen village of Düzce province wore helmets, life jackets and swimsuits for the event.

After a briefing on how to raft on the river, the seniors launched their boats into the river, where they rode the currents and turns.

“Sports have no age,” local professional rafter and representative of rafting sport in Düzce, Birol Tepe, told Anadolu Agency, adding: “One doesn’t need to be athletic to do sports. They may look old, but they are better than we are.”

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