3009 skip rope for world record

2007-07-13 09:46
Beijing - A group of 3 009 people set a world record on Thursday in central China, becoming the largest group to skip rope at one time, state media reported.

The participants ranged in age from 5 to 68, and skipped rope for three minutes, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Officials with Guinness World Records were on hand in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, and acknowledged the feat, Xinhua said. The previous record was set by 2 474 people on January 23 2005, in Hong Kong.

A message seeking comment was left with Guinness in London.

The ropes used on Thursday will be sent to 30 elementary schools in rural Hunan to spread the Olympic motto of "Faster, Higher, Stronger," sponsors said.

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