Yesterday, Danimations helped Hectorville man Vladimir Jurcik attract a sizeable crowd to his world-record beating attempt. After rehabiliting from a serious brain injury 15 years ago, Vladimir started performing sit-ups to help compensate for his hearing and balance loss.When he learned about American Jim Clark’s record of 2201 sit-ups performed in an hour, Vlad began training hard and became determined to set a new world record on April 1st 2011, at the age of 60 years. You can meet Vlad and hear his annoucement of the event below.
Surrounded by cheering spectators in Rundle Mall, Vladimir successfully performed 2238 sit-up in one hour. The attempt captured the attention of Channel 7’s TV news, and the East Torrens Messenger newspaper is publishing a profile story on Vlad in next week’s edition, out on Thursday. Vlad also took the opportunity to introduce the audience to his Hearing Dog, Roxy, and continues to raise awareness for hearing dogs and their owners everywhere. Vlad was exhausted and ecstatic on completion of his feat, and Roxy congratulated him with many affectionate kisses. Next, Danimations will help Vlad qualify his record with Guinness World Records by sending them video footage of the attempt. We will also be posting a the video, time-lapse accellerated to our youtube channel next week. Become a subscriber and be among the first online to view his record breaking achievement!