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Japanese claims another skip rope record for Guinness World Records Day
Japanese professional rope skipper Hijiki Ikuyama broke a new Guinness World Record on Thursday (November 8), joining others around the globe to celebrate the annual World Records Day. Egged on by loud cheers from primary school children, Ikuyama, who holds seven Guinness World Records in rope skipping, managed 24 skips in 30 seconds in the more challenging mamba rope release style, beating his previous record of 22 skips. Ikuyama said the children helped him on the day when the Guinness World Records celebrates the spirit of attempting to break new records with activities held across the world. Ikuyama attempted to break his other record of "the most double under crossovers while skipping backwards in 30 seconds", but failed to renew the previous record of 66 skips. Earlier this year he also set a new jump rope record of the most number of jumps in 24 hours; 151,409 skips.