Nigerian teenager sets world skipping record

Nigerian teenager sets world skipping record

A 17-year-old schoolboy from Nigeria has been declared the official Guinness World Record holder of most skips on one foot in 30 seconds.

Philip Solomon from Oyemekun Grammar School in the city of Akure, in south-western Ondo State, achieved this feat earlier this year on 24 January.

He managed to skip 153 times – surpassing the last record set by Rasel Islam from Bangladesh in 2021, by eight skips.

Guinness World Records confirmed to the BBC that it had updated its record for most skips in 30 seconds on one foot earlier this week.

“Philip was inspired by the previous holder of this record title Rasel Islamafter seeing a video of their record attempt. He has been training to achieve the record and was honoured to attend a skipping world championship,” it says.

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