Indian Teenager Soham Mukherjee Sets Guinness World Record by Jumping Across Ruler 101 Times In 30 Seconds

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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“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.

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Himanshi Aggarwal
Aspiring Journalist

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