Ijapo High School in Akure, the Ondo State capital has entered the Guinness World Records for the most skips in one minute on one leg.aster Gbenga Ezekiel, a student of
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that 16-year-old Ezekiel, in SSS 1, achieved the feat at the Ondo State Sports Complex in Akure.
He successfully erased the record of 262 skips in one minute on one leg by Rasel Islam from Bangladesh to set a new Guinness World Record with 265 skips.
Ezekiel’s feat has been communicated to the national coach of the Nigeria Rope Skipping Federation, Chubuisi Ukandu. It has been updated on the Guinness World Records website as well.
“The most skips in one minute on one leg is 265 and was achieved by Gbenga Ezekiel (Nigeria), in Akure, Nigeria, on 31 October 2022,” Guinness World Records stated on the website.
With the feat, Ezekiel becomes the first athlete from Ondo State as well as the first Nigerian and African rope skipper to achieve a Guinness World Records title.
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He successfully erased Rasel Islam of Bangladesh's record of 262 skips in one minute & set a new Guinness World Record with 265 skips.
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Akeredolu to host Guinness World Records holder, Ezekiel
eanwhile, the Ondo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Mr Bamidele Ologunloluwa has disclosed that the State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu will soon host the Akure Guinness World Records holder.
Ologunloluwa, who visited Ijapo High School, expressed the willingness of the state government to host Gbenga Ezekiel soon.
The commissioner congratulated the entire management and students of Ijapo High School, Akure, and the family of Gbenga Ezekiel for the great feat.
Ologunloluwa, who noted that arrangement was on to schedule an official meeting of Mr Governor with the Ijapo High School pupil, charged Ezekiel to remain focused.
“With this achievement, I will urge you to always listen to your coach in order for you to continue to do well in your sporting career.
“On behalf of the state government, I want to congratulate you for this achievement and the glory you have brought to this state,” he said.
While appreciating the Governor of Ondo State through the Commissioner, the Vice Principal of the School, Mr Oki Francis, expressed the joy which the news brought to Ijapo High School.
Francis promised on behalf of the Principal that Ijapo High School, through the Ministry of Education would always cooperate and collaborate with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in its grassroots sports development programmes.