Indian boy, 9, hula-hoops up stairs, breaks Guinness record

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June 15 (UPI) -- A 9-year-old Indian boy became a Guinness World Record holder when he climbed 50 stairs in 18.28 seconds while hula-hooping.

Aadhav Sugumar of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, climbed the 50 stairs at the Kumaran Kundram Temple at Hastinapuram Main Road in Chromepet while keeping a hula hoop in motion around his body to break the record of 23.39 seconds, which was set by U.S. man Ashrita Furman in 2018.


Sugumar said he spent two months practicing for the record by scaling the steps at the Ashok Nagar Metro Station near his home.

Sugumar said he next plans to take on a record for hula hooping while running and he is also hoping to learn to juggle.

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