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Guinness World Records Named UK Bob Weighton World's Oldest Man


Report says, Guinness World Records (GWR) has confirmed 112-year-old Bob Weighton of the United Kingdom as the newest title holder of the World Oldest Man.

Due to the social distancing rules, the Guinness adjudicator was unable to meet with Weighton which was the formality, but instead, the aide living with Weighton presented him with his certificate from a safe distance. 

It was gathered that "Happy Birthday" was also sung as he listened from his balcony.

Weighton said, 

"I am very pleased that I've been able to live so long and make so many friends."

"I never expected to be [a record holder]. I take life as it comes."

It was also gathered that Weighton received the record title after Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan died Feb. 23 at 112 years and 355 day old.

It should be noted that, Weighton married his wife Agnes in 1937, the couple had three children together, 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Weighton has Four year to beat the record of the longest ever living man.

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