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Chinese Canadian swimmer Maggie MacNeil sets all-time world record in 50m backstroke

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Canadian professional swimmer Maggie MacNeil won gold at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Swimming Championships and broke the world record for the 50-meter backstroke.

Record-breaking performance: MacNeil, 21, bested seven other competitors at the United Arab Emirates’ Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi on Monday, according to Swimming World Magazine.

112-Year-old Japanese Man Now the World’s Oldest Living Male

Masazo Nonaka, a 112-year-old Japanese man who was officially recognized as the oldest living man in the world, says the secret to his longevity is bathing in hot springs and eating sweets.

Nonaka, from Ashoro on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, became the title holder three months after the passing of previous record breaker, Spain’s Francisco Nuñez Olivera, who had passed away last January at the age of 113, according to Guinness World Record.