After having successfully broken the World Record for most skips on foot for 30 seconds and for one minute, Philip Solomon and Gbenga Ezekiel are ready to break more skipping world records.
Both skippers based in Akure, Ondo state, South West Nigeria are currently the world record holders for most skips on one foot in 30 seconds and 1 minute.
Gbenga and Philip both still in secondary school have now set eyes on breaking more records in rope skipping on the Friday, 18th August 2023.
Gbenga Ezekiel, who in February was declared the world record holder for most skips on one leg in one minute with 265 skips has requested to break his own record and also the record of most double under skips on one leg in one minute.
The current holder of the record is Indian, Himanshu Prajapathi with 132 skips.
Gbenga will also aim to break the record for most consecutive double under crossover currently held by United Kingdom’s Pete Thompson with 362 skips.
Philip Solomon who did 153 skips on one foot in 30 seconds to become the Guinness World Record holder for most skips on one foot in 30 seconds will also be aiming to break thee current record on same day.
Philip will be attempting most skips in 30 seconds currently held by Japan’s Megumi Suzuki with 162 skips and most criss-cross skips on one leg in 30 seconds currently held by Indian’s Himanshu Prajapathi with 67 skips.
Philip will also attempt to break the most blindfolded crisscross skips on one leg in 30 seconds record also held by Indian Himanshu Prajapathi with 62 skips.
New trialist, Kenneth Godswill will attempt to break the most double under crossover in 1 minute. The current record holder is United Kingdom’s Peter Thompson with 127 skips.
Another new name on the block, Dunsin Dubem will join his colleagues to attempt breaking the record for most double under crossover in 30 seconds. A Phillipine, Ryan Eedion ONG Alonzo is the current holder of the record with 73 skips.
All attempts to break the different world records will be held at the Akure township stadium on Friday 18th August 2023 starting from 10am.