German BMX star Chris Böhm appeared live on television to set a new Guinness World Records title for the Most BMX gyrator spins in 30 seconds.
On the set of ZDF's summer programme Fernsehgarten in Mainz, Germany, Chris managed an incredible 32 revolutions, performing in front of a live TV audience and the 5000 members of the public.
A gyrator spin is a challenging BMX trick in which the participant, while standing on the right rear peg with his left foot, spins the bicycle on the rear wheel by kicking the wheel with his right foot which results in creating an imaginary circle on the ground.
Guinness World Records adjudicators Lena Kuhlmann and Sofia Greenacre were on set to verify the amazing attempt and ensure that the talented BMX rider followed the strict rules for this new title.
In order to set the record, Chris needed to keep his right hand gripped to the handlebar and his left hand had to be in the air, with the bike behind remaining behind him throughout.
Chris is not the first BMX pro rider to break a record on television - Takahiro Ikeda (Japan) earned a place in the Guinness World Records 2016 book following his successful attempt at the Most BMX time machines in one minute (83) on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Milan, Italy.
With Rio 2016 starting this Friday, we might see more BMX records broken soon. The sport was first incorporated into the Olympics in 2008 and since then only one rider has won two medals. M¯aris Štrombergs (LVA) has the Most Olympic BMX medals after winning the individual men’s event in 2008 and 2012.