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Manipur youth breaks another world record
Sobhapati Samom
 IMPHAL, Oct 14 – Days after a Green Salad prepared in Manipur has earned a place in the Asia Book of Records and the Limca Book of Records as the Longest Green Salad, a 24 year old youth here made an attempt to earn a place in Guinness Book of World Records, by pulling up his body weight with only his two little fingers.

In his attempt at the crowded JN Manipur Dance Academy auditorium in presence of Lok Sabha MP Dr T Meinya and Guinness Book of World Records holder topiary plant creator M Okendra this afternoon, Maibam Itomba Meitei pulled up 20 times in 30 seconds.

Interestingly Itomba’s previous record was 26 pull ups in a minute.

Former weightlifter Itomba told this reporter that his aim was 30 pull ups. “But I felt uncomfortable at the bar due to the fresh painting on it”, he said.

The world record of pull up by little fingers is only 16 in a minute, according to O Joychandra Singh of Lakhsh Pioneer committee Naoremthong, Imphal.

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