Nigerian Pupil Hit the Guinness World Record Holder For Most Skips on One Foot
Philip Solomon, a 17- year-old Nigerian student of Oyemekun Grammar School Akure, Ondo State, has been declared the Guinness World Record holder for most skips on one foot in 30 seconds.
His record was officially confirmed by the Guinness World Record on Tuesday, four months after his attempt having officially recorded 153 skips on one foot in 30 seconds On January 24, to outdo former record holder Rasel Islam of Bangladesh whose record was 145.
Solomon has joined Gbenga Ezekiel, his Ijapo High school, Akure counterpart, who was in February declared the world record holder for most skips on one leg in one minute with 265 skips. This increased Nigeria’s rope skipping Guinness World Records to two.
Guinness World Record announced on its website saying “Solomon was inspired by the previous holder of this record title Rasel Islam after seeing a video of his record attempt. He has been training to achieve the record and was honoured to attend a skipping world championship,”
The senior secondary school three students also said he was inspired by the feat of Gbenga Ezekiel earlier this year.
This is coming barely weeks after Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci made an attempt to be a holder of the Guinness World Record for marathon cooking. The record was previously held by Lata Tondon who’s cooking marathon lasted for 87 hours, 45 minutes in 2019.
Hilda broke the record for longest cooking marathon by any individual hitting 87 hours 50 minutes above the previous record holder in 2019 on the 15th of May 2023. To set a new record of the longest cooking marathon, Hilda was originally set to cook for 96 hrs, but later extended her goal to a 100 hours cooking marathon.
In response to the attempt on the 16th of May 2023, Guinness World Records spokesperson released an official statement on its website saying: “We are aware of the record attempt and are looking forward to receiving the evidence for our Records Management Team to review, before we can confirm the record is official.”
The IGP’s Call for Proactive Measures by Police Managers Ahead of NLC Strike
Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector General of Police, says the police are gearing up for any…