Chinese contortionist Liu Teng has marked Guinness World Records Day 2017 with yet another eye-watering record attempt.

The super-flexible 25-year-old has successfully achieved the Fastest time to travel 20m in a contortion roll in a speedy 15.54 seconds, beating the previous mark of 17.47 sec that was set by the UK's Leilani Franco in 2013.

The back-bending roll requires the contortionist to start with their feet on the ground before arching backwards and propelling themselves forward in a chest-down roll.

Liu Teng contortion roll GWR attempt

The attempt took place at Beijing's Nuojin Hotel.

Liu Teng

During Guinness World Records Day 2016, Liu achieved her first title - Most flowers picked up with the mouth in a contortion backbend in one minute.

The experienced performer picked 15 flowers from a vase positioned beneath her feet, using just her teeth, before placing them by hand in a vase.

Liu has enjoyed a friendly rivalry with German contortionist "Zlata", aka Julia Günthel, who held the previous highest mark of 11 roses.

The bendy record-breaker has been practicing contortion since she was just eight years old, so she has learned to undertake a lot of daily activities in various contortion bends, such as making cups of tea, reading magazines and putting on make-up.

"Guinness World Records Day unites people across the planet from all walks of life, all of whom have one common goal – to be Officially Amazing!" said Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday, talking about the special occasion.

"Whether you’re spinning the largest hula hoop or building and flying a real-life Iron Man suit, Guinness World Records Day recognises and celebrates the achievements of anyone dedicated enough to be the best," – Craig Glenday.

Launched to celebrate the day in 2004 when Guinness World Records became the world's bestselling copyright book, #GWRday 2017 will see upwards of 600,000 people around the world attempting to secure their place in the history books.

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