Longest Limbo Skating-world record set by Aniket
[Jan 3] BELGAUM, INDIA--A six-year-old Indian boy, Aniket Ramesh
Chindak has set a new world record for the longest limbo-skating
by squeezing himself under a row of 57 four-wheel drive cars in
45 seconds. Photo:
Barcroft Media (enlarge photo)
Aniket decided to take up limbo skating two years
ago after seeing it on television.
He had been roller skating since he was 18 months old, and
wanted a new challenge. "It took three months before I could get
my body in the right position," he said. "Since then I have skated
under lots of cars and have never hurt myself."
said: "The hardest thing is to go fast enough before I bend down.
That's how you can skate under so many cars at once."
(click on photos to enlarge)
A celebrity in his home-town Belgaum in Southern
Karnataka state, Aniket has an extraordinary ability to perform
what is known as 'limbo-skating ' .
His family says he started roller skating from
the age of 18 months and has since received many trophies and awards
for his skating skills.
Now he is training four hours a day, and skating
60 miles a week in pursuit of the new challenge: he plans to break
his world record of 57 cars in 45 seconds with a 100-car skate in
"In the future I am planning to do skating-dancing,
skating-singing, and football and hockey skating too, and I want
to win many prizes." Aniket said telling AP Television of his future
His parents say they are not unduly worried about Aniket's
safety in performing such feats and encourage him to carry on with
his practice .
"He himself is so motivated and prepared for small
scratches and injuries that even when he falls, he tells me 'no
mummy, lets do it once again. We will do it," said Jyoti Chindak,
Aniket has got inspiration from his mother Mrs Jyoti
Ramesh Chindak. As she has also made a record in Biggest Rangoli
of Indian Tradition.
The record was covered by ZEE TV of Shabhash India.
Aniket has been inspired by his mother especially
and his elder brothet Mr Anand Chindak who supported him to achieve
this great success.
Aniket is taking training from Belgaum Roller Skating
Academy by his Coach Suryakant Hindalgekar and Suhas Sir.
All the family members supported him a lot in
all the activities.He is also been encouraged by his family,friends
and relatives and has achived a Great Success.
is something of a craze in India. Last September, three-year-old
Krishna Kunwar Gahlo of Udaipur skated under a bus with a clearance
height of 11in, and in October, five-year-old Uttam Gahlot, also
from Udaipur, rolled under a car with a clearance height of just
6.75in, which his coach claimed to be a record in the boys' category.
In the United States, seven-year-old Zoey
Beda earned the nickname Roller Limbo Princess when she
succeeded in skating as low as 7in, while in 1999, six-year-old
Xue Wang of Beijing performed the splits under a bar set at 5.75in.
Aniket's father Ramesh says his son is skating
for more 60 miles twice a week to get in perfect condition for his
"It took him a while to condition his body to hold
the correct position – now his battle is to get the speed and control
necessary for 100 cars," he said. "He wants to set a world record
no one can beat for a long time."
Photos: Barcroft Media and Aniket's family archive
A date hasn't yet been set for when Aniket Chindak hopes
to break the record, plans are though for some time early 2008.
But for now, the Aniket is skating 60 miles twice-a
week to prepare for the new world record he is determined to set.
1. He was awarded for BAL KALASHREE PURASKAR Award
2. Belgaum Rollers Skating Academy Championship Award.
3. S.K. Five Star Rolling Skating Championship Award
at Kolhapur 4. Enter School Roller Skating Championship
5. Enter School District Championship Award [100 Mtrs].
6. Lions Club of Saheli Award.
7. Rotary Club of Kolhapur Sunrise Skating Championship
Award. 8. Belgaum Dist Roller Skating Association.
* He had been for a rally Belgaum to Bangalore [540km.].
* He also made a Non-Stop Skating for 5 hours to encourage
the Indian Cricket Team while 20-20 Final Cricket Match between
India Vs Pakistan. He skated Continuously from the beginning till
the match wons.
* He has also skated from Belgaum to Kolhapur [120
km] to surprise his Coach on GURU POORNIMA DAY.The coach was too
happy to see him coming skating from his place to take Blessings
of his GURU on that special day.
SPECIAL PERFORAMCE IN SKATING
He also Performs Dance with Skating.
Also he plays hockey with Skating.
MEDIA AND NEWSPAPERS
* Anikets articles were published in these Newspapers:
The New Indian Express, Deccan Herald, Karnataka Times, Sakal, Tarun
Bharat,Vijay Karnataka, Kannada Prabha etc.
* Anikets live Telecast was been covered by STAR NEWS,.
* His Phonograph by STAR MAAZA.
* There was an Episode in Shaabash India of ZEE TV.
* Also his event is been shown in Aaj Tak, NDTV, Doordarshan,
ETV, Local channel of Belgaum etc.