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World record of acrobatic brothers recognized

VNA Thursday, December 6, 2018 – 16:52:00Print

The Giang Brothers have set another world record with their performance of head-balancing in Italy. (Photo: Quoc Co Quoc Nghiep’s Facebook)

Hanoi (VNA/VNS) – Guinness World Records has recently announced recognition of the head-balancing act performed by Vietnamese circus artists and brothers, Giang Quoc Co and Giang Quoc Nghiep, as a new world record.

To earn the recognition, the Giang Brothers came to Rome, Italy, in November to perform their act. They finished the act, walking up and down 10 steps, while blindfolded, in just 53.97 seconds.

The pair revealed that there were also nearly 30 performances by many other artists from around the world that also attempted to break Guinness World Records this time.

“Our performance was recorded by an Italian television station in mid-November which also holds the copyright of the programme. The organisation announced our success in establishing a new world record right after that but due to the confidentiality of the programme before it was aired, we had to wait before sharing our happiness,” Co said.

Earlier, in 2016, the brothers broke the world record for the most consecutive stairs climbed while balancing a person on the head in Girona, Spain after scaling 90 stairs of Saint Mary’s Cathedral in 52 seconds, with Nghiep balancing atop of Co using only their heads, breaking the world record that had been previously held by Chinese artists.

Co, born in 1984, was awarded the title of Meritorious Artist when he was 28 years old while his young brother, Nghiep, born in 1989, was granted the same title when he was 26 years old, making them the youngest artists ever to receive the title in Vietnam.

The brothers took park in Britain’s Got Talent this year and impressed both the judges and audience with their death-defying head-balancing act. They finished fifth in the live final.-VNS/VNA