Remember the famous dialogue from Sholay where Gabbar Singh says “Bahut nainsafi hain…goli ek aur aadmi teen”? Yes, not in terms of bullets, but certainly it is not fair to pitch five against one. But certainly this difficult situation was nothing to Cen Xiaolin, a 15-year-old high-school student from Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong Province.
Xiaolin completed an “impossible challenge”, jumping faster than a team of national rope-jumping champions. He alone against a five-person relay team left the audience mesmerised with a jaw-dropping performance as he attempted 1,000 jumps at lightning speed.
In just 2 minute 47 seconds, Xiaolin reached his target – having stopped only once when the rope was caught between his shoes at 966. With elfin 34 jumps short of his victory feat, the audience and judges cheered him and encouraged him to reach his goal ahead of the entire team. His energy and zeal was so captivating that the entire audience left breathless just by looking at him. And so would anyone looking at this video.
While the 1,000 jumps were equally divided among the five players, Xiaolin was always ahead of them by at least 10 jumps. Only the third player almost caught up, but the player’s shoe too was caught in between the rope and the margin increased once gain.
The high power challenge was conducted in popular Chinese reality show called – ‘Beyond the Edge’, broadcast by the China Central Television. The popular TV show is known for showing extraordinary stunts and challenges by common people. In the second season, for the first episode participants tried to break many Guinness World Record on the show.
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