Nguyen Thi Tru, a 122-year-old Vietnamese woman, has been recognised as the oldest woman in the world by the World Records Union (Worldkings).

This official accolade was revealed by the Vietnam Book of Records on May 28.

Currently living in Ho Chi Minh City, Tru has two surviving children, both in their eighties.

She has lived a long healthy life through three centuries and has never been hospitalised for severe illness.

In April this year, Tru was recognised by the World Record Association as the world’s oldest person.-VNA