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Marawa’s Majorettes Set Hula Hoop World Record

Marawa's MajorettesLondon’s Shaftesbury Theatre was the venue for an incredible display of hooping that not only brightened the stage in an array of smiles and swirling color, but it wound up setting a new Guinness World Record for the Most Hula Hoops Spun Simultaneously. The group of young women who will now be going down in hoop history are none other than Marawa’s Majorettes, the hoop troupe organized by none other than Marawa The Amazing. How many hoops did they keep have spinning at once? They spun 264 hula hoops between them.

Marawa’s Majorettes have been dazzling audiences all over the UK since early 2012. They’ve become a powerhouse group of pals conquering new tricks, bigger stages and lighting the way for new groups of hoop heroes to get involved. The troupe were part of the 2012 London Olympic torch relay, and they also performed throughout the games, keeping the crowds buzzing at Olympic Park. Since then they’ve supported Kate Nash on her recent album launch, as well as taught dozens of workshops, teaching and spinning their way around the UK, and now they’ve landed themselves in the Guinness Book of World Records. They’re based out of London, England, UK.

Mridula Shanker’s New Hula Hoop World Record

Mridula Shanker Mridula Shanker, the nine-year-old who has set previous world records for hula hooping, has gone and done it again. Spinning her way in to the Guinness World Record book for a second time, the fourth grader from Northside Elementary School now has the most hula hoop rotations on the leg in the arabesque positions in one minute, spinning up a mind blowing 166 rotations. For those who may not be familiar, the arabesque pose is a ballet move in which one leg is off the ground and extended behind you. Mridula attempted the feat at school in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, where her classmates gathered to watch.

Her other Guinness award is for the record number of hula hoop rotations around her waist while standing on one leg, spinning up 192 of them (Meet Mridula Shanker: Hula Hoop World Record Breaker). It was a record she achieved at the age of 7, though she beat her own record in January 2012 with 215 rotations in one minute. Mridula taught herself to hula hoop when she was six-years-old after watching videos online and this probably won’t be the last Guinness record for Mridula either. “She loves to beat them,” her father Shanker Kalyana-Sundaram told MLive.

For her next feat, Mridula is practicing holding one of her legs in the air above her head while spinning her hoop on her ankle, saying that she’ll be in shape to challenge a new record in that pose in about three months. How does she do it? She practices religiously: one hour every day. She’s also been teaching her four-year-old sister Shruthi Shanker how to hula hoop too. When asked if her younger sister would beat her Guinness records one day, Mridula just laughed. You migh also enjoy our post: Mridula Shanker: Hooping Star.

Mademoiselle Mittens Spins Heaviest Fire Hooping Record

Mademoiselle Mittens At the Macarthur Street Primary School fair in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, attendees were witness to something rarer than probably any of them realized. Mademoiselle Mittens, who is a member of the Roy Maloy Carnival Coliseum, was there as a surprise guest to set a new world record for the most rotations with the heaviest fire hoop. How heavy was the fire hoop she was using? The Courier reports that it weighed 8.25 kilograms (18.21 pounds). And she spun her way into the record books managing to keep the hoop rotating “for a head-spinning 11 times”. Nerissa Symon, who happens to be her manager, said the record was a new one and had never happened before. The fair, organized in part to raise money for a new playground for the school, and raised about $12,000.

Hutchinson Kansas Sets Guinness Hula Hoop World Record

Hula Hoop World Record in Hutchinson Kansas It’s time to add Hutchinson, Kansas, to the hot spots of hooping. Hutchinson, located 39 miles (63 km) northwest of Wichita, on the Arkansas River, has been home to salt mines since 1887, thus its nickname of “Salt City”. But now the city with a population of 42,080 has something else to brag about. They’re the current holders of a Guiness World Record for the Largest Hula Hoop Workout.” 290 Students at Hutchinson Magnet School lined up on the playground and danced a hula hoop routine in a bid to establish themselves as Guinness World Record holders and this week they got the word from Guiness that they did just that.

Guinness emailed local coordinator Michelle Clinage, of Sei Bella Studio, announcing: “We are pleased to confirm that you have successfully set the new Guinness World Records title for Largest Hula Hoop workout. Guinness World Records congratulates you on your achievement. Your official certificate confirming your world record is being created and will be sent to you shortly.” The previous record was held by the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa in Edinburgh, UK, where 232 locals and staff performed a Hula Hoop workout in April 2012. Hutchinson, however, beat the record with more than 50 participants to the soundtrack “Firework” by Katy Perry (on iTunes). Clinage knows the record is vulnerable though. Another school in the U.S. and another group in the UK have or are making attempts so she’s thinking about breaking the record herself with another school group. Watch video of their world record achievement below:

Kyle Petersen Sets World Record for Nose Hooping

Kyle Petersen nooping Kyle Petersen, aka the Brooklyn Juggler, who you may remember hooped with Kathie Lee Gifford on the Today Show earlier this year, has set a new world record this week by nose hooping (also known as nooping) for 59.78 seconds. Kyle currently holds seven other world records, six of which involve hooping. Some of his other records include most hula hoop rotations on a unicycle in 30 seconds, longest time to balance nine wooden boxes on chin while hula hooping, most catches juggling three clubs while hula hooping and balancing on a rola bola, longest time to hula hoop while on a unicycle, and longest time to spin a hula hoop while balancing a spinning plate on forehead. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Watch Kyle’s record setting video below.

San Francisco Aims at Hula Hoop Record

The Ladies World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14th and as part of the World Diabetes Day campaign this year, led by the International Diabetes Federation, they’re hoping to bring attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public spotlight by going for a hula hooping world record on WDD this year. Taking place in Union Square in San Francisco, California, from 5pm until 8pm, everyone is invited to “join the diabetes community in honoring WDD as we light Union Square blue and attempt a Guinness World Record for the largest hula hooping activity.” Hoops will be available for those who need one and all ages are welcome. For more information and to sign up to participate go here. The event is promising inspirational talks, celebrity guests, refreshments, music and more.

Nudists Attempt New Hula Hoop World Record

AANR LogoThe American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) made their official attempt at setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of people hula hooping at one time in multiple locations this weekend. One such location was Camp Ramblewood in Darlington, Maryland, a venue co-sponsored by the Maryland Area Naturist Association and the Chesapeake Pagan Community. Walter Green III told the Patch that there was only one rule involved for those who wanted to make history, “I guess you could say BYOH—bring your own hoop.” The nudists gathered in many U.S. locations to hoop it up precisely at 3pm, noting that “You don’t have to know how to hula-hoop to participate. Successful hula-hooping is not required to be part of the official count. Just join in and have fun.” In most locations nudity was not required and events were clothing optional. No word as yet whether they were successful in achieving their goal. The Hooping.org group associated with the event has 134 members.