World Record attempts broken in City of Champions

2015-06-17 06:00
A total of 199 people participated in the World Record attempt in the Dan Qe Qe Stadium on Saturday to form the longest chain of people clapping hands. A new World Record was set in this event, as well as in the most people taking part in the Nae Nae

A total of 199 people participated in the World Record attempt in the Dan Qe Qe Stadium on Saturday to form the longest chain of people clapping hands. A new World Record was set in this event, as well as in the most people taking part in the Nae Nae

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TWO World Records were broken on Saturday as part of Nelson Mandela Bay’s City of Champions Initiative in which 27 World Record attempts will be made.

According to Liza Vermaak, media consultant of the City of Champions initiative, the World Record for the largest hand-clapping human chain was broken, as well as the world record for the most people doing the Nae Nae dance was set during an event held for the youth in the Dan Qeqe Stadium.

A total of 199 people took part in the hand-clapping chain while 47 people did the Nae Nae Dance to “Say No To Xenophobia”.

A World Record was broken at the same venue on the 27th April involving 1175 participants as the longest chain of people with clasped wrists.

The City of Champions is a Mandela Legacy project in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Bay. Through the initiative, Nelson Mandela Bay is striving to be the first city in the world to hold the most World Records simultaneously.

The City intends to hold 27 World Record Events, from single to hundreds of participants in the Nelson Mandela Bay over the next three years.

“As this project forms part of the Mandela Legacy Projects, the 27 World Records envisioned are in line with the 27 years that Nelson Mandela spent as Champion of Unity, Freedom, and Diversity,” said Vermaak.

According to Vermaak, the next World Record Event will be the largest donation of school supplies in 24 hours, taking place in July.

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