Turaev Jamshid, aka Alex, a 36-year-old athlete, became the holder of the most rear pull-ups world record in Limassol last Saturday.
Official recognition is still pending as the procedure involving research and verification by Guinness World Records has not yet been completed.
Jamshid, who has lived and works with his family in Limassol for the past 13 years, was able to complete in less than one minute, 26 rear pull-ups at the CHS Fitness Club, compared to an initial target of 20. It is the first time that this type of record has been set.
“I still have two more ideas for which there is no world record yet,” Jamshid, who was born in Uzbekistan, said immediately after setting the new record.
“In a couple of months I will inform Guinness World Records and I hope my application will be approved so that I will get started,” he said. “It is still a secret and I cannot tell more”.
Jamshid who also holds a law degree works as a private security guard.
By Stelios Orphanides for Cyprus Mail