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Kolisi attempts Guinness World Record in lockdown

Siya Kolisi (Gallo)
Siya Kolisi (Gallo)

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi is attempting a Guinness World Record during South Africa's 21-day lockdown to help curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

While at home, the 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning captain will head up a digital fist-bump relay in an attempt at the Guinness World Record for the longest social media fist-bump relay in a 24-hour period.

The fist-bump relay stands not only as a reminder of the importance of social distancing at this time, but is also a reminder to stay positive and united against this pandemic.

On Day 1 of the lockdown, Kolisi began the social media fist-bump relay and has called on all South Africans to take part. 

Here's how to be part of it:

To receive Kolisi's fist-bump, South Africans should record themselves receiving a fist bump from a 'screen' on the left.

And then passing it on to the next person, along with a call-out for them to do the same.

Post your fist-bumps to Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, Facebook posts/DMs, or on Twitter as videos or DMs. Remember to tag @MTNza with the hashtag: #EverywhereYouStay otherwise your fist-bump won't count towards the world record entry

After 24 hours, MTN will collate all videos into a collage, which will be shared with Guinness World Records - and on their social media platforms for you to check out.

Currently, the world's largest online photo album of people fist-bumping consists of 82 710 photos, achieved by Wanda Kidsland Group Co. Ltd in China on 6 September 2018.

The largest online video album of people fist-bumping consists of 10 660 videos, achieved by Pepsi (USA) on 14 November 2016.

CLICK HERE TO see Kolisi's first bump

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