Monday, July 16, 2007

3,009 Chinese break skipping world record

A group of 3,009 people set a world record on July 12th in central China, becoming the largest group to skip rope at one time.

The participants ranged in age from 5 to 68, and skipped rope for three minutes. Officials of Guinness World Records were on hand in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, and acknowledged the feat.

The previous record was set by 2,474 people on January 23, 2005, in Hong Kong.

The skipping ropes used July 12th will be sent to 30 elementary schools in rural Hunan.