Udupi, April 8, 2018: A nine-year-old girl from Udyavar near Udupi has set the Guinness record for most full-body revolutions maintaining a chest stand position. Tanushree performed 42 full-body revolutions in one minute on April 7, Saturday.
At the Ammanni Ramanna Shetty Hall, Swapnil Dangirkar, official adjudicator of the Guinness World Records, confirmed the feat. The performance was also recorded. The record used to be held by 13-year-old Mohammed Alsheikh of Palestine, who performed 38 revolutions in a minute on February 8, 2017.
Official Dangarikar said: “I am glad to announce that Tanushree has broken the record. She has done so by a huge margin of four revolutions... one has to put in a lot of effort and energy to complete the revolutions. I congratulate her. We at Guinness World Records like to say ‘she is officially amazing’.”
Tanushree, a class 4 student of St. Cecily’s Higher Primary School, Udupi, said she was delighted to create a Guinness record. She learned to perform body revolutions by watching videos on YouTube. “I used to practice the revolutions in the morning, evening and night. My father Uday Kumar and my mother Sandhya Kumar encouraged me,” she said.
She also learns Bharatnatyam and likes doing yoga. “I want to practise yoga and participate in competitions. I dedicate my Guinness record to my country,” she said.
Her father Uday Kumar, an electrical contractor, said Tanushree practised body revolutions daily for the past four months. “I and my wife were very happy with our daughter’s achievement as it has brought fame to our place (Udyavar), our district and our country. In the future, we would like her to represent our country in yoga,” he said.