This one is simply amazing to watch. Gagan Satish, a six-year-old Indian schoolboy, has just broken a world record by roller-skating under 39 cars in a row. It took him just 29 seconds to cover the distance of about 230 feet with his face lying just five inches from the ground.
It is actually very difficult to imagine what Gagan did — you have to see the images and video to understand what it took. The boy said:
I love skating. I have been doing it since I was three years old. My next goal is to skate underneath 100 cars. I also want to go to the Olympics.
Amazingly, Gagan was initially rejected by his local club for being too young. Fortunately, his mother Hema Satish was determined to see him accepted. She said:
We could see that his body was very flexible. After that we decided to send him for proper coaching. We always knew he would do well. Hopefully this is just the beginning of his sporting career.
Gagan’s record has been recognized by the India Book of Records as the “Farthest Distance In Limbo Skating Under Cars”. It is yet to be acknowledged as a record by the Guinness Book of World Records.
In achieving the feat, the boy shattered the previous record of 157 feet set two years ago by Shreeya Deshpande, then five years old, in Kolhapur, India. Amazing! (Scroll down for the videos.)
1. Gagan Satish’s incredible flexibility allows him to skate under cars by doing the splits while moving.
2. He set himself the challenge of going under increasing numbers of vehicles as he mastered the skill.
3. He has now broken the world record for the furthest distance skated in limbo by emerging from under 39 cars.
4. His astonishing feat is yet to be recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, but is in the Indian version.
5. His parents Rajanna and Hema say they are very proud of his skill.
6. His skill has netted him scores of medals.
7. They say he goes out into the streets of Bangalore, India and practices as soon as he gets home from school.
8. Despite having a number of crashes, they say he always gets straight back up and is always keen to improve.
9. His amazing talents have seen him become something of a celebrity in his home city, where he has been filmed.
10. His amazing talents have seen him become something of a celebrity in his home city, where he has been filmed.
11. Locals know him for his love of skating and have supported his latest world record attempt.
12. The six-year-old said: ‘My next goal is to skate underneath 100 cars. I also want to go to the Olympics’.
And here are the videos:
Source: The Daily Mail.
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