Peter Thompson from Bedford in the UK has skipped into the record books after months of practicing and perfecting his jump rope skills.
The 31-year-old, who is part of a performing arts education company called Skip Beatz, wanted to attempt a record to motivate and inspire the young people he works with in schools.
Deciding the title Most rope crossovers (criss cross) while skipping in one minute was the one for him, Peter spent months preparing for the big event.
The challenge took place at Empire nightclub in Bedford and saw the jump rope pro achieve an astonishing 110 skips in 60 seconds, under ultraviolet light and with a DJ playing in the background.
The Guinness World Records record management team reviewed slow motion footage of the attempt to ensure that Peter’s arms crossed over in the form of an ‘X’ for each skip, in order for it to count towards the final number.
“I plan to next attempt the world record for the Longest skipping marathon of over 33 hours,” he added. Stay tuned!
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