Guinness World Record holders of the year – from largest feet to smallest bodybuilder

Do you want to know who the world’s fastest cat is or which dog has the longest ears? If so, you’re in for a pawsome treat.

That’s because the new Guinness World Records is finally here.

Below are just some of the most inspiring and astonishing records that were smashed in the past 12 months.

Laetitia Ky – most skips over a person’s own hair in 30 seconds – 60

Yes, you heard correctly.

Model Laetitia Ky, 25, braided her natural hair and added extensions to form a rope she used to skip with.

The Ivory Coast artist said winning the record was a big honour.



Laetita Ky smashed a world record after skipping using her hair

Zion Clark – fastest 20m walking on hands – 4.78 seconds

Zoin Clark is just 23 and was born with no legs – a condition called Caudal Regression Syndrome.

Despite his mum sending him to a foster home, Zion took to wrestling in school.

He now dreams of being in the Olympics as a wrestler and in the Paralympics as a wheelchair racer.

His walking on hands achievement landed him the GWR2022 edition – something he said makes him feel like “a member of an elite group”.



Zion Clark
Zion impressed with his incredible fitness skills



Zion Clark
He broke a world record for running on his hands at a rapid pace

Pratik Mohite – shortest competitive bodybuilder (male) – 102cm (3 ft 4in)

Size isn’t everything, just ask India’s Pratik Mohite.

The 25-year-old broke the record for the shortest competitive bodybuilder after measuring just 3 ft 4in.

He said it was his biggest ever achievement and he hopes he can inspire people to do whatever they want to in life.



Pratik Mohite
Pratik Mohite wants to inspire others to follow their dreams



Pratik Mohite
He is described as the world’s smallest bodybuilder

Bethany Lodge – fastest 100m forward rolls – 42.6 seconds and Most backwards somersault burpees in 30 seconds

The UK was well represented too with British gymnast Bethany Lodge, 28, completing the most backwards somersault burpees ever recorded in 30 seconds.

Bethany was fed up in lockdown and lacked motivation to exercise as rigorously as she usually would have.

That’s why she gave herself records to try and beat without needing equipment.

And low and behold, she’s now a Guinness World Record holder.

Go Bethany!



Bethany Lodge
Bethany Lodge is a superstar at somersault burpees



Dog with longest ears
Look at those floppy ears!

Lou, owned by Paige Olsen (USA) – longest ears on a dog (living) – 34 cm (13.38 in)

This adorable pooch has the longest ears on any dog that’s alive today.

Lou’s majestic lugs measure 24cm in diameter – and we bet owner Paige Olsen is proud!

Lollipop and Sashimi – fastest 6m on a scooter by a dog and cat (pair) – 4.37

One of the weird and wonderful entries is Lollipop the dog and Sashimi the cat.

The furry duo love scooters and they came up with their world record trick on their own.

The Canadian owner Melissa Millett said her cat Sashimi was a “typical diva” and said she loves teaching her pets new stunts.

Morgan Parsley – largest feet on a teenager – 12.5 in)



Morgan Parsley
Morgan Parsley scooped a world record thanks to her large feet

Canadian Morgan Parsley didn’t have to work quite as hard as the other winners.

She won an award just by having the largest feet on a teenager – measuring 30.9cm.

It will take pretty big shoes to knock her off her throne next year!

Guinness World Records 2022 can be bought in stores or online for £20.

It also includes categories like young achievers, sporting heroes and pop culture icons.

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