Ever since the birth of The Guinness Book of World Records in 1955, Guinness World Records has always dedicated to certificating the world’s greatest things of all kinds. While keeping records of countless amazingly interesting or bizarre world records, it has also witnessed a large variety of achievements and historical moments of mankind, putting human being’s potential to the utmost.
For 63 years since The Guinness Book of World Records went popular around the world, many records have constantly been broken and set anew, but still, there are some records that remain unbroken for many years. Sheng Xue, a girl from China’s Anhui province, successfully broke a Guinness World Record which has been kept unbroken for 11 years, as witnessed on a program named Challenges Across Ages of Tianjin TV station, in Tianjin, China, on 27 March 2018. During her attempt, Sheng Xue caught 245 hula hoops and kept them spun simultaneously around her body for one minute, making her the new Guinness World Record holder of “The most hula hoops caught and spun in one minute”.
As an artistic performer, Sheng Xue said that 245 hula hoops have exceeded the limit that human can bear. She owed her success greatly to her family, who supported her greatly in times of frustration. “My family always give me the strongest spiritual support, and they taught me that life is about persisting and working hard for the cause that you love, to be brave and strong, and to face challenges with a smile,” she said.
Sheng Xue’s achievements today are also inseparable from everyone who helped her. She is most grateful to her teacher Lan Gang, chairman of the Guangzhou Music and Literature Association. “Mr. Lan is my talent scout”, as she said when she was awarded the Guinness World Record, “without his discovery and cultivation, and without his kind support during my hardest times, my achievements today come nowhere, not even to mention breaking the world record”. With a grateful heart, Sheng Xue made her success. Mr. Lan also commented on Sheng Xue: “I have trained artists for 26 years. Sheng Xue is the most hardworking and optimistic student I have ever taught. It is her perseverance that touched me, and I’m convinced that such a girl will succeed.” With unremitting efforts and a cheerful and optimistic personality, Sheng Xue won the recognition from Mr. Lan.
Everything with ultimate perfection is an art. As an artistic performer, Sheng Xue has devoted his youth and hard work in arts for more than ten years, making herself a perfect combination of art and magic. With her performance, all those seemingly ordinary hula hoops can be magically turned into a gorgeous and stunning visual feast. However, behind each glorious breaking of personal records, lies unremitting practice through trial and error, days in and days out. The success of breaking the Guinness World Records fully affirmed Sheng Xue’s persistence and efforts in art for more than a decade.
For Sheng Xue, the title of Guinness World Record holder is not only an honor, but also a demonstration of the spirit pf perseverance, as well as a proof of the constant breakthrough of the ultimate potential of human being. It further keeps records of the achievements throughout mankind history and proves that there are no limits for human potential.