Athlete From The Philippines Skips His Way To A New Jump-Rope Record
A Filipino athlete Ryan Alonzo has achieved a second Guinness World Record in the demanding sport of jump rope.
The 35-year-old, known as “Skipman,” completed 3,731 continuous crossovers, which are performed by crossing the arms in and out as the rope circles the body. Previously, there had been 2,405 continuous crossovers.
Alonzo previously held the record, accomplishing 40,980 double-under skips in a 12-hour period in 2021. In that case, the rope must go twice around the body in a single jump.
He attributed the two records’ endurance to his past marathon preparation, which had helped him psychologically and physically prepare.
Jump rope, often known as skipping, is typically done as a warm-up for other sports, but some athletes compete in it.