Omeir Saeed managed to break two GWR titles for the farthest wakeboard ramp jump.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
It is Guinness World Records Day, the annual record-breaking day. This has been an unexpected year, therefore the GWR Day was welcomed with a positive response from people around the world hoping to unite positively after a very difficult year.
As with everything this year, GWR will be hosting a digital event, 24 Hours of Record-Breaking- to recognise the efforts people have put in around the world despite the restrictions.
Three Emiratis took part in the GWR Day and broke 4 different titles.
Omeir Saeed, 23, broke two GWR titles, farthest wakeboard ramp jump (male) and most wakeboard rail airs (supermans) in 30 seconds.
He is the UAE Open Men National champion from 2012-2020, he has been wakeboarding for as long as he could remember.
According to Saeed, “having this global recognition in hand makes me proud as an Emirati, as this is certainly the jewel in the crown of so many years of achievement and success.”
Dr Khawla Al Romaithi recorded the fastest time in travelling to all seven continents. She carried out the journey within 3 days, 14hours, 46minutes and 48 seconds.
“I think it is destined to be like that, as since I started my trip in February 2020, the whole world changed all of a sudden, and I think it makes this achievement even more challenging and worthy. Being an Emirati mom with all this will makes me the proudest ever,” said Dr AlRomaithi.
Omeir Saeed is a self-proclaimed wakeboarding junkie.
Meera Al Hosani created the largest "sock word," writing ‘Happiness’ in Arabic. The love for her little one was her source of inspiration. Al Hosani used 1,447 socks in creating her masterpiece. She chose socks because they are usually used to show your support by signifying the extra chromosome that people with Down Syndrome usually carry.
Al Hosani said, “I have been blessed with Latifa who spreads joy everywhere she goes. I cannot be more thankful to be recognised as a Guinness World Records title holder, and contribute to sending this message of hope from the UAE.”
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