A 17- year-old Nigerian student, Philip Solomon has been declared the Guinness World Record holder for most skips on one foot in 30 seconds.
The Senior Secondary School (SSS) III student of Oyemekun Grammar School Akure, Ondo State, record was officially confirmed by the Guinness World Record on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, four months after his attempt.
Solomon broke the record on January 24, 2023, after he recorded 153 skips on one foot in 30 seconds to outdo former record holder Rasel Islam of Bangladesh whose record was 145.
“Solomon was inspired by the previous holder of this record title Rasel Islam after seeing a video of his record attempt. He has been training to achieve the record and was honoured to attend a skipping world championship,” Guinness World Record announced on its website.
Solomon has joined his Ijapo High school, Akure counterpart, Gbenga Ezekiel, who was in February declared the world record holder for most skips on one leg in one minute with 265 skips, to increase Nigeria’s rope skipping Guinness World Records to two.
This comes barely two weeks after Hilda Effiong Bassey popularly known Hilda Baci cooked for over 100 hours to break the Guinness World Record of longest cooking time by an individual.
The Nigerian chef cooked for four days and four nights to break the 87 hours, 45 minutes, set by Chef Lata London in Rewa, India in 2019.
However, her attempt is yet to be confirmed by the Guinness World Record (GWR) as it has to be reviewed by the GWR team.