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19:20  15 august  2019
19:20  15 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina

Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina A 99-year-old Irishman competing at the World Tango Championships in Argentina has received an ovation for his performance from aficionados at the Buenos Aires venue. 

A 99 -year-old Irishman competing at the World Tango Championships in Argentina has received an ovation for his performance from aficionados at the Buenos Aires venue. " Tango brings me a lot of happiness," James McManus told local newspapers through an interpreter.

BUENOS AIRES: A 99 -year-old Irishman competing at the World Tango Championships in Argentina has received an ovation for his performance from aficionados at the Buenos Aires venue. " Tango brings me a lot of happiness," James McManus told local newspapers through an interpreter.

Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina © JUAN MABROMATA A 99-year-old Irishman competing at the World Tango Championships in Argentina has received an ovation for his performance

A 99-year-old Irishman competing at the World Tango Championships in Argentina has received an ovation for his performance from aficionados at the Buenos Aires venue.

"Tango brings me a lot of happiness," James McManus told local newspapers through an interpreter. "Dancing is very important socially."

Tango fans in McManus' native Ireland raised money for his transatlantic trip. The fit nonagenerian said he only took up tango in 2002, when he was already in his 80s.

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A 99 -year-old Irishman competing at the World Tango Championships in Argentina has received an ovation for his performance from aficionados at the Buenos Aires venue. " Tango brings me a lot of happiness," James McManus told local newspapers through an interpreter.

A 99 -year-old Irishman competing at the World Tango Championships in Argentina has received an ovation for his performance from aficionados at the Buenos Aires venue. “ Tango brings me a lot of happiness,” James McManus told local newspapers through an interpreter.

Dressed in a white jacket, black trousers and tie, he danced in the first qualifying round with an Argentine partner, Lucia Seva.

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Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina
Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina

The couple won the biggest round of applause from the knowledgeable audience at the Argentine capital's Usina del Arte venue.

The 2019 edition of the world championships features 744 couples from 36 countries.

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