An Indian living in the United Arab Emirates sets a Guinness World Record after performing a total of 101 side-to-side hops over a stationery ruler within 30 seconds. Soham Mukherjee, a 17-year-old hailing from New Delhi got successful in breaking the previous record of 96 hops in 30 seconds.
According to a statement released by the global authority on record-breaking, the teenager completed 110 hops in total but 9 were considered invalid. “In a video taken in his bedroom Mukherjee completed 110 hops in total but 9 were deemed invalid,” the statement said.
Mr. Mukherjee, a class 11 student at Dubai’s GEMS Wellington International School said, “The record was measured by a close-up slow-motion video so that the line object and my feet are clearly seen.”
According to the Hindu, Mr. Mukherjee credits his achievement to his active sports life and his consistent hard work in Taekwondo for the last 13 years that requires a lot of leg work. The teenager who moved to Dubai a year ago, “I came from a background of several sports, so I always felt more competitive than my peers.”
“During the lockdown, I wanted to test my determination, so I started to search for something to do to keep active and then decided to go for an official attempt with Guinness World Record,” he further mentioned.