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Indian roller skater Rohan Kokane enters into Guinness Book


Rohan Kokane, a 12-year-old Indian roller skating enthusiast among an incredible array of the Guinness Book of World Record

RohanLondon: Rohan Kokane, a 12-year-old Indian roller skating enthusiast, and 9.65 cm tall Chihuahua dog were among an incredible array of record-breakers who made it into the 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records released today.

One of the youngest new record-breakers to make it into the new Guinness World Records Book is Kokane from Belgaum in Karnataka.

The class-7 student at St Xavier’s High School is recognized for being the Lowest Limbo Skater, achieving a roller skating height of just 25 cm over a distance of 10 m.

Kokane began roller-skating at the age of 8, harnessing his extreme flexibility early on to specialize in limbo-skating. This skill involves roller-skating under a bar set at a height of just 25 cm, shorter than the height of the actual Guinness World Records book!

His father Ajit Kokane and mother Anupama said they are ‘very proud’ of their son’s achievement. Kokane, the only member of his family who roller-skates, said he was inspired to learn after witnessing others perform.

He said he has never been injured, but encourages anyone interested in the activity to seek professional training. He said his inclusion in the new Guinness World Records book ‘will bring great prestige to my country.’

Measuring 5.10 m (16ft 8.78 in) from the ground to the top of the handlebars, Italy’s Fabio Reggiani has constructed the world’s largest ride able motorcycle.

Six times larger than a normal motorcycle, it’s 10.03 m long, 2.5 m wide, and weighs approximately five tones.

Led by 32-year-old product designer Fabio Reggiani, it took a team of eight people seven months to build the vehicle. It is powered by a 5.7L V8 engine, running at 280 HP with three forward gears plus reverse.


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