Another year, another incredible Guinness World Records Day celebration!
For GWR Day 2022, we’ve seen talented people around the globe show off their super skills in a variety of nail-biting record attempts.
Read on to find out more about the amazing records broken in the USA, Mexico, Japan and more!
Most rotating puzzle cubes solved on a skateboard
George Scholey (UK) is a skateboarding and cube-solving extraordinaire.
Part-time student, part-time Rubik's Cube ambassador, George set the record for the most rotating puzzle cubes solved on a skateboard in London, UK, with 500 cubes.
The minimum to achieve the record was 300 cubes. George managed this within an hour (twenty minutes ahead of his projected time) so decided to carry on for a further 40 minutes to achieve an incredible 500 cubes!
Most blindfolded standing backwards somersaults in one minute
Across the pond in the Orlando, Florida, USA, Dinesh Sunar (Nepal) achieved the record for the most blindfolded standing backwards somersaults in one minute with 21.
Dinesh is a gymnast, stuntman and parkour instructor and holds various other fitness records including:
- Most standing full twist backflips in 30 seconds - 13
- Most parkour twisting backflips off a wall in one minute - 18
- Most backward somersaults against a wall in 30 seconds (parkour) - 16
- Most twisting backflips off a wall in 30 seconds (parkour) - 12
- Most full twist backward somersault burpees in one minute (male) - 12
Dinesh's journey to record breaking was certainly not an easy one. Growing up in a remote community with no transportation, infrastructure or utility facilities meant Dinesh had to teach himself all of his skills, using the sandbank of the local river as his practice location.
"When I was 7 years old, wealthy and upper-caste residents began to get electricity and television in the village," Dinesh shared.
"They forbade us from entering their home, so I observed from the outside to watch the television."
Dinesh discovered actors like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chain, Tony Jaa, and Nepali actor Nikhil Uprety and was inspired to start practising his own stunts.
"An art rose from that pile of sand 22 years ago. Many Guinness World Records, from Nepal to America, was really a struggle. I want to inspire the world with my work by taking a small picture of that struggle, sacrifice, and penance and letting everyone know the importance of the parkour game in Nepal and outside Nepal." - Dinesh Sunar
Most consecutive football touches while hanging with one hand in 30 seconds
Ammar Ahmed Alkhudhiri (UAE) has broken two incredible football freestyle records in Dubai, UAE at the Dubai Police Academy.
The first of these records is the most consecutive football touches while hanging with one hand in 30 seconds, with an unbelievable total of 87.
Next up was the most consecutive football touches on a quad bike performing a wheelie (team of two), which Ammar achieved in partnership with Abdulla Saeed Alhattawi (UAE). Together they managed 70 football touches.
Most bunny hops to rear onto a bar in one minute
Over in China, another record was broken, this time on two wheels, not four.
Zhang Jingkun (China) achieved the record for the most bunny hops to rear onto a bar in one minute with 14 in Qingdao, Shandong, China.
Jingkun is a well-known climbing bike and mountain bike rider in China and discovered his passion for biking at the age of nine.
Most handstands in one minute (male)
Professional circus artist Nicolás Montes de Oca (Mexico) celebrated Guinness World Records Day by achieving three new records, bringing his total number of record-breaking achievements to five.
- Most single arm handstands in one minute (male) - 23
- Most handstands in one minute (male) - 41
- Most alternating single arm handstands in one minute - 32
The professional juggler and handstand specialist broke his first two Guinness World Records titles in March 2022, when he achieved the longest duration to perform a single arm handstand (male) with a time of 1 minute 11.82 seconds and the longest duration to perform a handstand on a rotating platform (male) with 25.78 seconds.
@guinnessworldrecords Most #basketball arm rolls in one minute (three balls) 🏀🏀🏀 56 by Junji Nakasone 🇯🇵 #GWRday♬ original sound - Guinness World Records
Most basketball arm rolls in one minute (three basketballs)
Junji Nakasone (Japan), known as JJ, a basketball street performer based in Okinawa, Japan, has broken the record for the most basketball arm rolls in one minute (three basketballs).
He managed to speedily roll the three balls with extreme control for 60 seconds, achieving a total of 56 rolls - almost one per second!
The record was broken in Koto, Tokyo, Japan.
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