Yuya Yamada – aka “Hoop Man Yu-Ya” – has got us in a spin this Guinness World Records Day (Thursday 9 November) after breaking the record for the Largest hula hoop spun.

The Japanese performer created a 5.14 m (16 ft 10 in) aluminium hoop for the attempt in Yokohama, Kanagawa.

He needed to complete three full revolutions in order to set the record, something he easily achieved as you can see in the video below.

The 37-year-old has bettered the previous record of 5.04 m (16 ft 6.7 in) which was achieved by serial record breaker Ashrita Furman from the US back in 2010.

Yu-Ya has been working as a hula hoop artist since 2011 and often travels to schools across Japan to give demonstrations to kids.

Images: ©Shinsuke Kamioka

In spite of his experience, Yu-Ya was nervous about his official Guinness World Records attempt and practiced every day after deciding to take on the challenge.

"I felt the pressure of achieving this Guinness World Records attempt in Japan on this special day.  I had to set a new record with all the other attempts taking place worldwide.  This attempt has constantly been on my mind for the last few months and I was hoping for a good result, so I am pleased, but also just so relieved to be a new record holder!" – Yuya Yamada.

Images: ©Shinsuke Kamioka

As many as 600,000 other Guinness World Records title hopefuls from across the globe will be taking part in GWR Day 2017. Some incredible records will be rolling in from the USA, Germany, Japan, China, Belgium, Australia and the UK.

Stay tuned to our live blog GuinnessWorldRecords.com, the GWR YouTube channel and #GWRday to be the first to know when a new record is broken.