Irfan Mehsood, a well-known martial artist from Pakistan, has set another record when his 51st Guinness World Record for the most jumping jacks performed in a minute while carrying a 40-pound rucksack was authorized.
Irfan claimed in a media interview that he tried for the record in Dera Ismail Khan in December of the previous year. Mahmoud Mohamed Ayoub of Egypt had previously held the record, performing 89 jumping jacks in a minute.
By performing 94 jumping jacks in a minute, I beat his previous record. Since 2005, I’ve been engaged in wushu training. I was motivated to set my own records after watching films of record holders and after reading multiple Guinness World Records volumes, the man stated.
He claimed that he exercises for four to five hours every day till he believes he can beat the record he is attempting.
“By setting records, I hope to raise awareness of Waziristan and to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. I want to break fifty records overall,” he declared.
Irfan Mehsood was the only athlete in the world to break 13 Indian Guinness Global Records and set 23 world records in the push-up category. He is the owner of 51 Guinness World Records in total.
He said he trains four to five hours each day for each record he attempts until he feels he can break the one he’s aiming for. Irfan was motivated by seeing videos of record holders and reading multiple editions of the Guinness World Record books.
He belongs to the South Waziristan Tribal District. He lives in Dera Ismail Khan. He is the first person to introduce Wushu, MMA, boxing in his area. He is also national, KP and FATA level gold medalist in wushu and Shaolin wushu kungfu.
He has been pursuing his passion for martial arts since his teenage years and began training in 2005 “right after his matriculation”.
But he turned his passion into a purpose after his family was internally displaced due to the Waziristan operation in 2009. He moved to DI Khan with his family among others.
Irfan has done his M.Phil from Gomal University and the martial artist. Now, Irfan is a coach at Lions Den MMA fight club. He got inspired by Jackie Chan, who is known in the cinematic world for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself.
By setting records, he hoped to raise awareness of his native nation and to promote an active, healthy lifestyle.
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