Om Swaroop Gowda set a new Guinness World Record in limbo skating in Bengaluru on Sunday. Om Swaroop 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. Om Swaroop Gowda smashed the previous Guinness record of 48.21 metres made in 2012.
Official adjudicator for Guinness World Records, Rishi told ANI, “So today, the new record that has been set by Om Shankar (Swaroop) Gowda today is 65 metres; that is the new record which has been set.”
Om Swaroop Gowda’s coach, Raghavendra K from RV Skating and Sports Club where he practises, said that he had been learning at the club for two and a half years now. “In the start, he was able to cover a distance of 25 metres. He would practise for at least an hour every day and improved gradually. To make it to the book of records, he practised for the past two months.”
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.