IMPHAL, Aug 13: Maibam Itomba Meitei, 26, has been officially declared as Guiness Record holder for ‘The most consecutive pinky chin ups’.
Itomba made the record for 16 chin ups in 30 seconds, with his two little fingers.
It may be recalled that Itomba has been trying to make the record since April 2011.
Speaking to IPF over the phone, Itomba said he was extremely happy to get the confirmation from the Guiness team.
“I feel I have achieved something very valuable in life. The confirmation letter which was sent by the team reached me this Tuesday”, Itomba said. He continued that it was his third attempt on March 15 this year, which got recognised by the Guiness team.
“I was not really aware of the rules and regulations, but I was really prepared for this years’ attempt. I took help from elders of The Brilliant Club, Shamushang and The Lakhsh Pioneer Committee of Naoremthong. I would like to thank them for the help and encouragement”, said Itomba.
Itomba is the youngest among six siblings, born to (Late) Maibam Churamani Meitei and Maibam (o) Chandrasakhi. He said he has been interested in sports since his childhood. Itomba had a stint in weightlifting, played at national levels. To keep his body fit, he started body building when he was 14 years old. Chin ups was very much part of his exercises.
Itomba said “I love watching Guiness Records on AXN TV channel. So I thought why not I try myself for the record”. When asked about his future attempts, Itomba said he would like to break his own record before anyone breaks it.
Currently, Itomba is self-employed. He runs an Iron & Still workshop for earning.