Guinness World Records 2013: Hula Hoop Record Set in Thailand [Video]

The hula hoop dancing record is smashed by 4,483 people, who manage to keep their hoop spinning for seven minutes at Bangkok’s Thammasat University Stadium on Tuesday.

It’s a hip shaking celebration. More than 4 thousand contestants in Thailand set a new Guinness World Record for the most people hula hooping in one place.

The event was part of a campaign organized by Thailand’s Department of Health, which aims to promote fitness and exercise throughout the country.

Nearly 5,000 Thai contestants are celebrating after setting a world record for the most people dancing with hula hoops simultaneously in one place.

The huge crowd were celebrating in Bangkok yesterday after managing to spin their plastic rings simultaneously to dance music without interruption.

Guinness World Records adjudicator Seyda Subasi-Gemici said Tuesday that 4,483 people had swung hula hoops to dance music for seven minutes without interruption.

The previous world record was set in Taiwan in 2011, during which 2,496 participants swung hula hoops in continuous motion for two minutes.

Before that, the record was 2,290 people had been set in 2000 in the nearby town of Kaohsiung.

The event, organized by Thailand’s Public Health Ministry’s Department of Health, was aimed at creating health awareness amongst Thais.

“I want to improve the health of the Thai people by exercise. Hula hoop is so easy, as it can be exercise everytime, everywhere,” Thailand’s Public Health Deputy Minister Cholnan Srikaew said.

Actually there many more other records all over the world connected with the usage of hula hoops.

For example, the largest hula hoop has a diameter of 5.04 m and was spun three and three quarter consecutive times by Ashrita Furman, USA citizen, on 9 September 2010

In the period between 22 and 25 October in 2009 there was the longest hula hooping marathon by an individual using a single hoop is 74 hours and 54 minutes and it was achieved by Aaron Hibbs. This one also took place in the United States.

In Great Britain was the fastest time to hula hoop 10 km was 1hr 5min and 9 sec and was achieved by Sasha Kenney on 22 April 2012

The most Hula Hoops spun simultaneously is 132, achieved by Paul Dizzy Hips Blair in the USA on 12 November 2009, says the Daily Mail.

Last year on the 8th annual Guinness World Records Day. more than 400,000 people around the world took part in record attempts.

The first triumph of the day was achieved by 15-year-old Lachlan Phelps from New South Wales in Australia, who managed to set a new record for the Longest Note Held on a Didgeridoo (65.66 seconds).

One of the most bizarre records was set at Tokyo’s Olympic athletics track, where Kenichi Ito managed to run 100m on all fours in just 17.47 seconds.

Another interesting Guinness World Records combines cars and… women.

In London, 28 women managed to twist, push and squeeze themselves into Mini in just 18 minutes. Dani Maynard, who led the attempt, said: “I’m ecstatic. Short of the day I gave birth to my daughter, this come a very fabulous second!”

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday said: “It’s incredible when you see them standing there and you think, ‘how are they going to get into that car?’ And yet, they’ve done it.”

Actually a new book of records was released recently.

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