GLENDALE (CBSLA) — A swimming champion known as “Mighty Mo” celebrated a milestone not too many of her fellow swimmers can claim – her 100th birthday.
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Maurine Kornfeld arrived at the Glendale pool where she still swims nearly every weekday to find a small party complete with a racy cake and a whale-shaped piñata. Her fellow swimmers sang “Happy Birthday” to her from the pool.READ MORE: Arnold Schwarzenegger Involved In Car Crash On Sunset Boulevard That Sent 1 To Hospital
“It’s so nice to have young people as friends, and what they’re doing – it’s delightful,” she said.
Kornfeld only started swimming seriously at 65, but since then, she’s become a legend – she has 14 world championships to her name and has set 28 records. She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2018.MORE NEWS: High-Powered Winds Whip Through Southland, Bringing Damage To Houses, Trees
The swimming sensation says if she had any words of inspiration for anyone, it’s to “just enjoy life.”