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It was a moment of sheer joy for the family and friends of 5-year-old Shreeya Deshpande from VIBGYOR High, Kolhapur, Maharashtra when the Guinness World Records declared that the girl had set a new world record in Limbo Skating.
Organized at the Shahu Janmabhoomi in Kolhapur on 31 May 2012, the event saw Shreeya limbo skating under 26 vehicles and creating a new world record for covering 158.2 ft in mere 23 seconds. She also got the achievement for the farthest distance in Limbo Skating.
Proud that a student of his school has created a new world record, VIBGYOR High Principal Mr T. Balan said: "It's always a pleasure to see our students excelling in the field of their interest and reach new heights of success. Shreeya has created history. This indeed is one of the biggest achievements for our school and has also made our country proud. VIBGYOR High has always encouraged its students to explore their interests and helped them in nurturing their talents."
The record breaker's father Mr Rakesh Deshpande said: "We have always supported Shreeya in every decision she takes. The school has also shown great trust in her talents. She has achieved too much at a very young age. We only pray that she continues to be successful in everything she does and create more world records."
The achievement marked a memorable accomplishment for the city of Kolhapur as its name was added in the annals of the Guinness World Records. The event was witnessed by noted personalities of Kolhapur who were present to encourage the young achiever.
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