Indian boy rolls into Guinness Book

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Rohan Kokane performing limbo skating blindfolded .
Rohan Kokane performing limbo skating blindfolded .

Rohan Kokane, a 12-year-old Indian roller skating enthusiast, made it into the 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records released on Thursday.

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

The class VII student of St. Xavier’s High School is recognised 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 specialise 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!

Kokane 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 “will bring great prestige my country.” —PTI



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