Soham Mukherjee with his Guiness World Record certificate

New Delhi: An Indian teenager residing in Dubai created a Guinness World Record by hopping over a ruler for 101 times. Hailing from New Delhi, Soham Mukherjee broke the existing record of 96 hops in 30 seconds.

“In a video taken in his bedroom Mukherjee completed 110 hops in total but 9 were deemed invalid,” a statement released by the Guinness World Records on record-breaking said.

According to Mukherjee, his record attempt was captured using two cameras and was measured by a close-up in slow motion.

“The record was measured by a close-up slow-motion video, so that the line object and my feet are clearly seen,” Mukherjee, who is a class 11 student at Dubai’s GEMS Wellington International School, told the media.

He attributes his world record to his active lifestyle in sports and said that his 13 years of practice in Taekwondo helped him break the record.

“I came from a background of several sports, so I always felt more competitive than my peers. Since I moved to Dubai a year ago, I started to feel more productive,” he said.

“During lockdown, I wanted to test my determination, so I started to search for something to do to keep active and do a remarkable achievement, and then decided to go for an official attempt with Guinness World Records,” he added.

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