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To put Chepito’s age into perspective, he was born before the Wright brothers made their first powered flight, before Henry Ford produced his first car.

(QCOSTARICA) – After the death of Japanese educator, Sakari Momoi(July 7th) who at 112 years of age held the title of Oldest living man; Costa Rican José Uriel Delgado Corrales, who is 115, could be the next holder of the title.

Guinness has not designated a new “world’s oldest man,” though it’s believed to be another Japanese man, Yasutaro Koide. Koide, born in March 1903, is a little more than a month younger than Momoi.  As the AFP noted, the Japanese are known for their longevity, with roughly a quarter of its population of 128 million over the age of 65.

In Costa Rica, at the Hogar de Ancianos de Piedades de Santa Ana, where Jose Uriel “Chepito” Delgado lives, they regret not having news from Guinness World Records to which they submitted their request for certification of the Costa Rica, as “the oldest man in the world”.

In fact, “Chepito”, a native of San Antonio de Escazu, turned 115 last March 10.

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“Last year, we filed online all documents such as photos, birth certificates and medical records, but there have never received a final answer,” said Sister Dadiany.

The nun added that another big limitation for them is that the process is all in English and had no support at the time of the filing, leaving the matter at that.

Sister Dadiany says that the man who could be the oldest in the world is independent, doesn’t need help eating or walking and enjoys dancing.

“He cannot see or hear much, but gets up from his chair and dance”, said the nun who assures the man has a strong spirit of love for life.

If you want to support the work of nursing home and, specifically, to resume work pending before Guinness World Records, you can contact Sister Dadiany by phone at: 2582-1384.

Source: La Nacion – Con 115 años, tico José Uriel Delgado puede ser el hombre más viejo del mundo