Japanese Rope Skipper Breaks Another Guinness World Record

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
November 8, 2018Trending

Japanese professional rope skipper, Hijiki Ikuyama, broke another Guinness World Record on Thursday, Nov. 8.

Ikuyama already holds seven Guinness World Records in rope skipping, and he just broke his own previous record.

This time, Ikuyama managed 24 skips in 30 seconds using the more challenging mamba rope release style. He broke his previous record of 22 skips.

The mamba trick involves releasing one handle of the rope, letting it spin several times before catching it and continuing the skip. The technique requires good hand-eye coordination.

One of the students watching, 10-year-old Yuna Kagawa commented, “It was so fast I couldn’t see what’s happening.”

Loud cheers from primary school children in the audience helped boost Ikuyama’s confidence.

He contributes part of his success to the cheering, stating:

“I was able to achieve this with the help of their cheers, so I believe it was not just thanks to my own effort.”

Ikuyama also attempted to break his other record of “the most double under crossovers while skipping backwards in 30 seconds” but was unable to hit his previous record of 66 skips.

However, earlier this year he set a new record of the most number of jumps in 24 hours; a whopping 151,409 skips.

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