Bengaluru girl Deeksha Girish is sure to give some serious complex to experienced athletes. All of eight, she has already made it to the Guinness Book after setting three world records in athletics.
The class 4 student holds the record for the highest number of forward rolls in an hour (2787), and took the shortest time of 48.57 seconds to cover 100 meters in forward rolls. In the spilt-box position, she has achieved the record for being the fastest (10.96 seconds) to complete the distance of 10 meters. Deeksha broke the previous record of 1,330 rolls in one second, held by US citizen Ashrita Furman.
This brings the number of records that Deekshaâs family holds to nine, with her father âGuinness Girishâ, holding five records including one for opening 63 beer bottles with his teeth in one minute. Her sister has set the record for passing the longest string through her nose and pulling it out of her mouth in 30 seconds.
However, she was rejected for an ad on the basis of her colour, her father has alleged. He said, âDeeksha auditioned to perform gymnastics for an advertisement, but they rejected her, saying she was not fair enough. She was crying, so I told her she would achieve bigger thingsâ.
Inspired by Dipa Karmakar, Deeksha wants to be a famous Olympic athlete one day.
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