Guinness recognizes Alonzo’s feat

PHOTO CAPTION: Ryan Ong-Alonzo holds the Guinness World Records certificate that recognizes his record in double under skips. He now holds the new world mark with a total of 40,980 skips in 12 straight hours./iNews (N. Glenn Aragon/Photo courtesy of Philstar Sports file)

(Philstar Sports)

MANILA, Philippines—Jump rope specialist Ryan Ong-Alonzo got an early Christmas present when his extraordinary feat was finally recognized by the Guinness World Records last Nov. 26, enabling him to join an elite club of world achievers.

The recognition came almost two months after the 34-year-old businessman surpassed the Guinness world record for double under skips during the “Jump to Greater Heights” event at Ayala Malls Circuit in Makati.

“This is one of the best early Christmas gifts I received. This is sweet,” said Alonzo, who dedicated his latest achievement to wife, Therese, and one-year-old son, Rio.

Fondly called “Skipman,” the Kumori Japanese Café co-owner bettered the previous high of 20,000 double skips when he made 21,327 double after six hours.

Despite battling cramps, Ong-Alonzo went on to establish a new world mark of 40,980 skips after six more hours paving the way to his entry to the club of incredible achievers.

In jump rope, a double under means a participant has to jump higher than usual while circling the rope twice under his feet.

In establishing the Guinness record, Ong-Alonzo cited the valuable help provided by Team Ong-Alonzo, especially coach Gadric Chusenfu and Benzi Yang. (Philstar Sports)

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