The 16-year-old recorded an astonishing 265 skips in 60 seconds to beat the old record held by Rasel Islam from Bangladesh.
The attempt took place about four months ago at the Akure stadium before it was ratified by the Guinness Book of Records via its official website.
“The most skips in one minute on one leg is 265 and was achieved by Gbenga Ezekiel (Nigeria), in Akure, Nigeria, on 31 October 2022. The attempt took place at the Akure stadium,” the statement read.
Young Ezekiel couldn’t hide his excitement following the ratification of his remarkable feat.
“I am very happy that my record has been ratified. I feel so special to be a Guinness World Record holder after taking inspiration from videos I have seen on the internet.
“I thank my coach for his efforts since he introduced me and other students to rope skipping. I am proud of my achievement, and I wish to do more in the future,” Ezekiel told The PUNCH.
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