Largest group to skip rope set world record in China
13] BEIJING: A group of 3,009 people set a world record 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,
The previous record was set by 2,474 people on January
23, 2005, in Hong Kong. The ropes used Thursday will be sent to
30 elementary schools in rural Hunan to spread the Olympic motto
of "Faster, Higher, Stronger," sponsors said.