Adili Wuxor sets new tightrope-walking recordJuly 2nd, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) China’s Adili Wuxor broke a tightrope-walking world record Friday at the National Stadium in Beijing.
Adili, known as “the Prince of Tightrope Walking”, walked on a tightrope for a total of 198 hours and 23 minutes in 60 days beginning May 3, setting a Guinness World Record for the longest period of tightrope-walking, Xinhua quoted a spokesman of the stadium as saying.
Adili had lived in a 9-square-metre cabin on the roof of the stadium during the past 60 days, spending several hours per day walking the tightrope.
The rope hung above the stadium was 60 metres high and three centimetres in diameter.
“It is the biggest challenge ever in my tightrope-walking career. I want to dedicate my success to my country,” said Adili, who was born to a Uygur family in Xinjiang.
Tightrope walking, or “Dawazi” in Uygur, is a traditional sport for Uygurs, with a history of nearly 2,000 years.
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