Lowest limbo by a woman - world record set by Shemika Charles
BUFFALO, NY, USA -- Shemika Charles, the 18-year-old Trinidadian national living in Buffalo, New York, danced under a bar 8.5 inches (21.5 cm) from the ground on the set of American morning show Live! with Regis and Kelly - setting the new world record for the Lowest Limbo by a woman.
Charles set the record after performing the limbo under a stick placed only 8.5 inches from the ground.
Shemika said it took a lot of training to get to this point. She practiced four times a day during the summer.
"It's very different and people are more willing to accept something they haven't seen before. I would like to limbo as long as I can but you can only limbo for so long. I can't limbo when I'm 50 or 60 but I'd like to limbo for as long as I can," Charles said.
She also limbo dances around Western New York with her family's band called Caribbean Extravaganza. Charles accomplished the feat to steelpan music performed by her mother Sherry Charles.
Her trainer Bob Diaz said it is quite an honor to be on their show and considered for the Guinness World Record.
According to international reports, Charles, after accomplishing the feat, said she had been waiting for the opportunity to have her name written in the Guinness Book of World Records for the lowestlimbo for quite some time. She said the waiting period had been tough but since establishing the record it was all worth it.
Charles left Trinidad at the age of eight for the United States with her family, and had been doing the limbo dance for the past four years. She is a pupil of the Cardina Ohara High School in Buffalo, and is also a singer and dancer in a group called Caribbean Extravaganza.