Manipur CM honours Guinness World Record holder
Imphal, Jan. 8 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has felicitated Guinness World Record holder in Limbo Skating, Tiluck Keisham by presenting a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh at Chief Minister’s official chamber in Imphal on Mon.
Manipur government’s gesture came after Chief Minister Biren tweeted a picture of himself with Tiluck sometime on Sept. 6 last year and said, “I am proud of him, wish him to do more.”
In May 2017, 8 year- old Master Tiluck broke his own record in Limbo Skating by propelling himself 145 metres or 475 ft and 7 inches, beneath poles just 30 cm high.
On Dec. 20,2015, Tiluck, son of Keisam Ricky and Pravabati Takhellambam who has an amazing talent in Limbo skating or roller limbo, made India proud when he bettered a Guinness World Record in the ‘Farthest Distance Limbo Skating Under Bars’ at Siri Fort Stadium in New Delhi.
He covered 116 meters as against the previous record of 50 metres in 31.87 seconds with cones and bars under the bars which were set at the height of 28 cm from ground level against the required 35 cm and the gap between the bars was kept to 1.0 meter. He covered 144.7 meters without cones and bars in 56.01 seconds in a single run only.
Tiluck who had been skating since 2013, has participated in various competitions and so far won a total of 42 medals and many certificates. Tiluck has already etched his name in the Limca Book of Records on May 25, 2015 by performing a 50-metre limbo skate under a horizontal bar set at the height of 7.5 to 9 inches from ground level.
State works Minister Thongam Biswajit, Forest and Environment Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar, Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam and Youth Affairs and Sports Director N Praveen besides the guardians of Tiluck were also present during the day’s felicitation gathering.