Two time Guinness Book Record holder:
The 24-year-old was earlier a two-time Guinness World Record holder. Singh broke the previous record of 105 push-ups in one minute by doing 109 push-ups in a minute.
Kiren Rijiju on Twitter:
By congratulating 24-year-old Thounaojam Niranjoy Singh, Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju wrote on his official Twitter handle, “Amazing to see unbelievable power of Manipuri youth T. Niranjoy Singh who broke the Guinness Book of World Records for most push-ups (finger tips) in one minute I’m so proud of his achievement!”
The Guinness Book of World Records effort was organised by Aztecs Sports in Imphal.
On the achievement, ANI on its official Twitter handle posted the one minute long video where it wrote, “Thounaojam Niranjoy Singh from Manipur broke the Guinness Book of World Records last week for most push-ups (fingertips) in one minute.”
Other Record holders:
Another Indian who entered the Guinness Book of World Records in the recent past is Pratik Vitthal Mohite.
Mohite, from Maharashtra, bagged the Guinness World Record for the shortest competitive bodybuilder (male). He is 102 centimeters (3 feet and 4 inches) tall.
Guinness Book of World Records:
Guinness World Records is a reference book published annually, listing world records and national records, both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. The book itself holds a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted book of all time.
The international franchise has extended beyond print to include television series and museums. The popularity of the franchise has resulted in Guinness World Records becoming the primary international authority on the cataloguing and verification of a huge number of world records; the organisation employs official record adjudicators authorised to verify the authenticity of the setting and breaking of records.
Recent editions have focused on record feats by individuals. Competitions range from obvious ones such as Olympic weightlifting to the longest egg tossing distances, or for longest time spent playing Grand Theft Auto IV or the number of hot dogs that can be consumed in three minutes.
Besides records about competitions, it contains such facts such as the heaviest tumour, the most poisonous fungus, the longest-running soap opera and the most valuable life-insurance policy, among others. Many records also relate to the youngest people to have achieved something, such as the youngest person to visit all nations of the world, currently held by Maurizio Giuliano.