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World oldest female hockey player is 82-year-old Virginia woman

World oldest female hockey player is 82-year-old Virginia woman

World oldest female hockey player is 82-year-old Virginia woman

World oldest female hockey player is 82-year-old Virginia woman

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  • Linda Sinrod of Lorton, Virginia is the oldest female hockey player in the world
  • She joined the first women’s hockey team in Washington, D.C.
  • Women’s league and checked Guinness World Records to see how old the oldest was.
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The oldest female hockey player in the world is 82 years old, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Before falling in love with hockey at the age of 35 when a friend asked her if she wanted to try the sport while they were visiting a frozen pond, Linda Sinrod of Lorton, Virginia, was a figure skater.

Sinrod loved hockey so much that she joined the first women’s hockey team in the Washington, D.C., region as a founding member.

Before getting back in touch with her former comrades, Sinrod played for ten years before leaving the squad for nearly ten years.

She said, “After retiring I looked up what my old teammates were doing and found one was coaching the Prince William Wildcats team, so at age 67 I decided to join them.”

At the age of 75, Sinrod’s teammates begged her to leave the Wildcats because she was having trouble keeping up with them. She joined a women’s league that selected teams twice a year since she didn’t want to give up hockey.

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“I’ve always been the oldest person playing, so I have always even curious as to how old the oldest female oldest female hockey player, was and eventually as I got to be 80, I checked Guinness World Records to see how old the oldest was,” Sinrod said.

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