A 16-year-old boy from eastern China has broken the Guinness World Record for most jump-rope skips in one minute.
A new record: Zhou Qi, a junior high school student from Zhejiang province, set a new record of 374 skips in a minute. Japan’s Daisuke Mimura held the previous record of 348 in 2013.
Zhou set the new record on April 30. He recently received his Guinness certificate.
About Zhou Qi: Zhou’s feat came as a result of intensive training. He is a member of his school’s rope skipping team, spending his summer vacation training with others.
Zhou said many on his team wanted to break a world record. For his part, he practiced with a steel rope, which enhanced his endurance but also put him at a higher risk for injury.
Through hard work and perseverance, Zhou has clinched several local and national events. Now, he has a Guinness World Record.
“He has clear goals and he always trains very hard after school,” Zhou’s teammate Chen Jiangmao told CCTV News. “And on weekends when he has some time, he would train even harder.”