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February 15, 2013

Hula Hoop World Record for Thailand!

More than 4000 Thai contestants, many of them young school children, are celebrating after setting a world record for the most people dancing in one field with hula hoops, simultaneously.

Hula hoops as far as the eye can see as Thai contestants claim a new Guinness World Record at an open air stadium at Thammasat University’s Rangsit campus. THITI WANNAMONTHA

Hula hoop world record for Thailand.

More than 4000 Thai contestants, many of them young school children, are celebrating after setting a world record for the most people dancing in one field with hula hoops, simultaneously.

It’s official, says Guinness World Records adjudicator Seyda Subasi-Gemici: a total of 4,483 people have successfully swung hula hoops to dance music for seven minutes without interruption – nearly double the former record.

The event drew more than 5,000 participants to an open air stadium at Thammasat University’s Rangsit campus, but 517 contestants dropped off after they failed to keep their hoops up.

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Many of the participants were young school children, certainly a big reason why the event succeeded. THITI WANNAMONTHA

“There were originally 5,500 Thai participants, but some of them failed to hula-hoop the full seven minutes,” said Pracha Thongsai, spokesman for CA Infomedia, which organised the event.

The event, also organised by the Public Health Ministry’s Department of Health, was aimed at creating health awareness among Thais.

The previous world record was set in Taiwan in 2011, when 2,496 participants swung hula hoops in a continuous motion for two minutes.

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