Hula hoop world record for Thailand

More than 4000 Thai contestants, many of them young school children, are celebrating after setting a world record for the most people dancing in one field with hula hoops, simultaneously.

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Hula hoops as far as the eye can see as Thai contestants claim a new Guinness World Record at an open air stadium at Thammasat University's Rangsit campus. THITI WANNAMONTHA


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Hula hoop world record for Thailand

More than 4000 Thai contestants, many of them young school children, are celebrating after setting a world record for the most people dancing in one field with hula hoops, simultaneously.

It's official, says Guinness World Records adjudicator Seyda Subasi-Gemici: a total of 4,483 people have successfully swung hula hoops to dance music for seven minutes without interruption – nearly double the former record.

The event drew more than 5,000 participants to an open air stadium at Thammasat University's Rangsit campus, but 517 contestants dropped off after they failed to keep their hoops up.

Many of the participants were young school children, certainly a big reason why the event succeeded. THITI WANNAMONTHA

"There were originally 5,500 Thai participants, but some of them failed to hula-hoop the full seven minutes," said Pracha Thongsai, spokesman for CA Infomedia, which organised the event.

The event, also organised by the Public Health Ministry's Department of Health, was aimed at creating health awareness among Thais.

The previous world record was set in Taiwan in 2011, when 2,496 participants swung hula hoops in a continuous motion for two minutes.

Adapted from a story in today's Bangkok Post.

contestant – someone who competes in a contest ผู้แข่งขัน
claim – to win something มีชัยชนะ
campus – the buildings of a university or college and the land around them พื้นที่ที่เป็นที่ตั้งของมหาวิทยาลัย
celebrate – to do something enjoyable in order to show that an occasion or event is special ฉลอง
simultaneously – happening at the same time ในเวลาเดียวกัน,ที่พร้อมกัน
official – announced by someone who is in a position of authority  เป็นทางการ
adjudicator – a person who has th authority to make an official decision ตุลาการ
swing – to move or make something move with a wide curved movement  แขวน
interruption – something that temporarily stops an activity or a situation; a time when an activity is stopped การขัดจังหวะ, การหยุดชะงัก
double – to become twice as big, twice as much or twice as many เพิ่มเป็นสองเท่า
participant – someone who takes part in something ผู้เข้าร่วม
stadium – a large closed area of land with rows of seats around the sides and often with no roof which is used for sports events and musical performances สนามกีฬาที่มีอัฒจันทร์โดยรอบ
originally – the situation that existed at the beginning of a particular period or activity, especially before something was changed อย่างเป็นอันแรก, โดยแรกเริ่ม
aim – to have as your purpose or goal   มีเป้าหมาย  มีจุดมุ่งหมาย 
awareness – the state of knowing about something การรับรู้, การทราบ
motion – movement การเคลื่อนไหว

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