Most People Waving Hands Simultaneously: AG Insurance sets world record (VIDEO)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- During the IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels, called the
AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme, which was celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Belgian Olympic athletes were being welcomed by 41500 enthusiastic visitors waving their hands, thus
setting the new world record for the Most people waving hands simultaneously, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: The round of honor of the Belgian Olympic Athletes was the start of the Memorial Van Damme. The Olympic athletes were being welcomed by 41500 enthusiastic visitors en together they tried to set the new world record: 'Most People Waving Hands Simultaneously'.
All Photos: Frederic Blaise - www.a2pix.be (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the most people waving flags is 56,618, achieved by Punjab Youth Festival 2014, organized by Sports Board Punjab at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, on 1 March 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest breakdance hand wave involved 7,014 participants and was achieved by Nana Mizuki fan club S.C. NANA NET (Japan) at the Tokyo Big Site, Tokyo, Japan, on 21 November 2009.
During the 40th edition of the Memorial Van Damme, held in Brussels, the world record for the 'Most People Waving Hands Simultaneously' has been set.
The round of honor of the Belgian Olympic Athletes was the start of the Memorial Van Damme.
The Olympic athletes were being welcomed by 41500 enthusiastic visitors; together they tried to set the new world record: 'Most People Waving Hands Simultaneously'. (enlarge photo)
With 6 Olympic medals, the Rio Olympic Games were a big success for Belgium. Therefore all the athletes were welcomed very enthusiastic by the visitors and it became a very cozy atmosphere in the stadium even before the athletic series begun!
A lot of Olympic athletes made a round of honor in convertible cars. From Belgium it was Nafi Thiam (gold women heptathlon) who was presented and also the Red Lions (silver men's hockey) were there.
There were also 4 brand new gold medalists! Not in Rio but the women's 4x100 relay team from Beijing 2008 received their gold medal from Jacques Rogge, former IOC president, after retesting the Russian athletes where one of them seems to use doping.
Therefore Olivia Borlee,Hanna Marien, Elodie Ouedraogo and Kim Gevaert made a round of honor in the stadium and were getting a big applause from the visitors.
Nancy Brock, Brand & sponsorship manager at AG Insurance said: "A wonderful attempt, many visitors participated during the attempt and it was superb that all the Team Belgium athletes were at the field. They all waved to the public and all the medal winners from Rio drove around in old cars so it was a great atmosphere".
Ann Bossers, project manager at the Memorial Van Damme VZW, said: "It was a nice attempt with a lot of participants, we were very lucky with the weather which made it very attractive to visit the event. It was also the first time we've actually tried to break a record before the series begun."
Application Received: October 2, 2016
Record approved & published: October 4, 2016
World Record Certificate shipped: October 7, 2016