Backwards Limbo Skating-world record set by Zoey Beda
17]OAKDALE, Wis.,USA--Zoey Beda has set the world record for
backwards limbo skating: so far, she is the only person in
the world doing backwards limbo skating!
Roller limbo is the sport of trying to go
under a bar that gets progressively lower without out touching
the floor or knocking off the bar, all while being on roller
skates. The lowest a select few can go is around 12 inches.
Beda was able to get down to 12" or 11" without any
problem, she wanted to go lower, so she did. Zoey's lowest
right now is right around 7", or about the height of 3 tennis
balls stacked on top of each other.
Zoey also has been practicing her limbo,
but going backwards.
Mark Beda, Zoe's father, said Zoey cleared
7 inches, thanks in part to a new set of wheels on her skates
that are lower to the ground.
This all began in September at Zoey’s seventh
birthday party at Flying Wheels, about 5 miles east of Tomah.
She never had skated before. She’s not in gymnastics and,
until then, never knew she was unusually flexible. Then, in
a pair of cheap Barbie skates, she tried the limbo. “And we’ve
been here (at the rink) every weekend since,” Mark Beda said.
“She took limbo to the extreme.”
In most ways, Zoey
Beda resembles other first-graders. She loves doing
the “Macarena” dance. She plays on the monkey bars. She can’t
wait to see “Spiderman 3.” She picks strawberries and eats
more than she keeps. She loves her kitty, Jazz. One difference:
She and her family follow a vegan diet. She loves cauliflower,
both raw and cooked.