Reuters Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Jul 17, 2016, 12.25 PM
A six-year-old boy from India's southern Bengaluru city today has set a new Guinness world record in limbo-skating.
Om Prakash Gowda held his body parallel to the ground and skated under 35 cars in a row, covering a distance of 65 meters with his face just inches off the ground. Gowda smashed the previous Guinness record of 48.21 meters made in 2012.
"So today, the new record that has been set by Om Shankar (Swaroop) Gowda today is 65 meters; that is the new record which has been set," said an official adjudicator for Guinness World Records, Rishi.
Gowda has been practicing the risky sport for one and a half year.
His coach, Raghavendra said he was proud of his student's achievement.
"I am feeling very proud. My student, Om Swaroop has done very good and he is practicing very risky and this championship is very risky and very tough, but our Om Swaroop has done it and I am very happy."
According to rules set by the Guinness World Records, the participant's hands or fingers should not touch the ground at any point during the attempt.