BANGALORE: Guinness India and Limca Book of Records holder Prof Dr S Ramesh Babu, of 55Years, a metallurgical scientist, with a doctorate from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore has officially set a “World Record In Fastest 100m Skip Running,” on Saturday, January 14 at 10 am, at Kodigehalli.
With this, Prof Ramesh reached 51 individual records, the highest ever by an Indian. The event consists of simultaneously skipping and running at a very fast pace without missing or getting the skip rope entangled with the fast running legs. Through extensive trials and hard practice of nearly 3 months on the tarred road of Tatanagar, Prof Ramesh had mastered the record feat technique and had been routinely achieving over 20 KMPH speed, the personal best feat during the trials being 100 m skip run in 17.00s.
On 14 January Prof Ramesh put his best efforts and skip ran 100m in 16.44s in the maiden attempt itself, with 35 skippings. After a brief rest to gather back his breathing to normalcy, during the second attempt, amazingly he skip ran 100m in a record time of 16.38s, with 35 skippings, which translates to a
speed of 22 KMPH.
A standard 6mm diameter, adjustable length Nylon Skipping Rope of 8 feet length with wooden handles, made in India, was used for setting the record. Following the standard procedures for setting such records, the record was set in the presence of invited guests and general public, numbering about 60 in all. The entire record feat was professionally twin video photographed for verification by the Book of Records authorities.
The 100m track on the tarred road venue at Tatanagar had been marked and certified by professional Surveyors, and was re-measured to the satisfaction of the authenticating officials.
This is Ramesh’s 42nd World Record, totaling 51 records in all, including the 9 National Records, all set in highly diversified areas such as : Longest absolute non-stop rallies in Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Shuttle Badminton, Throw ball, Frisbee, Fastest rallies in Table Tennis, Shuttle Badminton, and Frisbee, Marathon Carroms, Lightning Carroms, Longest Tail Solo Kite Flying, Biggest Solo Kite Flying, Longest Thread Solo Kite Flying, Marathon Cycling, Marathon Highway Scooter Driving, Marathon Highway Car Driving, Marathon Solo Basketball, Marathon Science Lecturing, Oratory, Cucumber Cutting, Fastest Paper Plane Making & Flying, Fastest Sanskrit Recitation, Fastest Poori Making in 1 hour, Fastest Gift Wrapping in 1 hour, Fastest Kite Making in 1 hour, Fastest kite Bridling in 1 hour, Fastest Autographing in 1 hour, Fastest Envelope Making in 1 hour, Fastest Skipping, Fastest Thread winding, Gardening, Fastest 100m Basketball Dribble running, etc.
In recognition of his record setting spree, he was presented the Life Time Achievement Award 2011 by the India Book of Records on January 12. Prof Ramesh has already planned to set World Records in the fastest 100m Single leg hopping, and fastest throw ball rallies in 1 minute, in the near future.