India's Rubber Man makes the World Records

  PortoNovo KajaNazimudeen
  karma level 243227

The real-life flexible friend: India's very own 'Rubber Man' makes the Guinness Book of World Records

By Daily Mail Reporter


Vijay Sharma can wrap his legs over his head, wriggle through a tennis racket and wind his arms around his back.

His flexibility has earned him the title of 'Rubber Man' in the Limca book of Records, India's version of the Guinness book of World Records, and he hopes to one-day achieve global fame.

'It was when I was training for martial arts I realised my body was so bendable I might be capable of setting a world record in flexibility,' the 27-year-old said.

Enlarge

'Rubber Man' Vijay Sharma demonstrates his flexibility by winding his arms around his back and wrapping then around his waist in Delhi

Write caption hereThe village boy from Rajashtan's Jhunjhunu district started taking martial arts lessons in 1999 in a bid to learn Chan's acrobatic fighting style

ts became a source of motivation for me.' Shop assistant Vijay claims his bendy obsession stems from watching Jackie Chan movies when he was a youngster.

The village boy from Rajashtan's Jhunjhunu district started taking martial arts lessons in 1999 in a bid to learn Chan's acrobatic fighting style.

It was during these lessons he discovered the extent of his flexibility and started experimenting.

He squeezed into tiny spaces, curled his body into boxes and attempted to drink from bottles held between his toes.

After seeing the tennis racket stunt in Guinness book of world records, he became curious and bought a tennis racket the next day.  He quickly removed the strings and tried to pass through the nine-and-a-half-inch surface.

'I tried to get through it, but got stuck for the entire night,' he said.  'I had to shut myself in my room and sleep with it. I got up at 3 o clock and tried to get out of it.

'I began to bleed but that didn't stop me.' Vijay, who practices up to four hours a day to improve his elasticity, has performed on TV Shows and various tournaments at national level. But he believes, he has performed the toughest stunt on a Zee TV show.

Enlarge

Least interested in his father's clothes shop business, Vijay wants to achieve fame by working on martial arts and body flexibility

'I added a kick to my stunt, that is I pulled my leg up all the way so it was perpendicular to the floor and pushed my torso along with my leg out of the racket,' he explained.

'It was such a stunt that I couldn't breathe for a moment while doing it.' He has won a silver medal in body flexibility at a country level tournament, held at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh in 2001. He also claims to have broken the world record for wrist-egg-crushing - which involves pushing your hand backwards to lie flat against the arm - set by a Lissa Patterson (CORR) in 2005.

'I made the claim and even got some documents from Guinness Book of World Records to complete, but I couldn't get back because of constraints of time and money,' he said.

Least interested in his father's clothes shop business, Vijay wants to achieve fame by working on martial arts and body flexibility.

'Anything for fame,' he said.

--
Your's:-)
"Porto-Novo" K Nazimudeen,
Riyadh-KSA.
Tel: + 966 1 232 4245
Cell: + 966 56 151 7863


Related Entries

316
votes
World's shortest man dies of heart complications at age of 21
by Portonovo Kajanazimudeen on Mar/16,2010 ( diamond user)
1 k
votes
Muslims in Various Parts of World
by Portonovo Kajanazimudeen on Jan/04,2010 ( diamond user)
126
votes
The Biggest Tent in the World.... AMAZING STRUCTURE
by Nma.Nadaf on May/12,2013 ( diamond user)
112
votes
World's 14 fastest cars
by Toddler13 on Oct/03,2012 ( diamond user)
338
votes
Worlds Biggest Golden Coin of 1 Million Dollar....!!!!!
by Sunny Dhanoe on Sep/25,2009 ( diamond user)
1 k
votes
World's Strangest Buildings
by Maulik Patel on Aug/11,2010 ( diamond user)
182
votes
World Longest Natural Hair.
by Raj Kumar on Jul/27,2011 ( diamond user)
89
votes
Most populous city in the World.
by Panther on Jul/16,2014 ( diamond user)
740
votes
World War-II Unseen PICS
by Maulik Patel on Aug/29,2010 ( diamond user)
666
votes
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
by Maulik Patel on Sep/05,2010 ( diamond user)
382
votes
Chilli - The World's Largest Bull
by Sunny Dhanoe on Sep/12,2009 ( diamond user)
1 k
votes
World Top most Expensive Mobile phones
by Maulik Patel on Sep/08,2010 ( diamond user)
19
votes
10 most expensive mega yacht in the World.
by Toddler13 on Jul/06,2015 ( diamond user)
331
votes
World Largest DOG
Admin on Apr/27,2007  
706
votes
Worlds Largest Fountain in Dubai
by Mdsingh on Oct/07,2008 ( diamond user)
129
votes
Wonderful English from Around the World
by Maulik Patel on Sep/19,2010 ( diamond user)
98
votes
35 most powerful militaries in the World.
by Blue on Jul/15,2014 ( diamond user)
468
votes
World's Largest Cities [Ranked by City Population]
by Maulik Patel on Sep/30,2010 ( diamond user)
2 k
votes
World's most beautiful news reporter
by Mridula on Aug/01,2009 ( diamond user)
252
votes
World's Shortest Man
by Portonovo Kajanazimudeen on Oct/14,2010 ( diamond user)

Random Pics



Share this with friends

Your Name:
Your Email:

Friends Email: (Atleast 1)


Subscribe for more Fun

Receive best posts in your inbox.

Confirm email
Your Email



Add Your Comments

comments powered by Disqus
User generated content. Copyright respective owners wherever applicable. Contact - admin at binscorner