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50-year-old woman breaks World Record by bungee jumping 23 times in one hour

Linda Potgieter broke the record for most bungee jumps in one hour outdoors, according to the Guinness World Record

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50-year-old woman breaks World Record by bungee jumping 23 times in one hour

Linda Potgieter broke the record for most bungee jumps in one hour outdoors, according to the Guinness World Record

50-year-old woman breaks Guinness World Record by bungee jumping 23 times in one hour
50-year-old woman breaks Guinness World Record by bungee jumping 23 times in one hour

 Linda Potgieter, a 50-year-old woman, set new world record by bungee jumping 23 times in an hour. 

According to the Guinness World Record, Potgieter broke the record for most bungee jumps in one hour outdoors (20+ metre cord). 

The record-breaking jump took place on South Africa’s highest bridge, Bloukrans Bridge, which is 216 m (708 ft) above Bloukrans River. 

This record was previously held by fellow South African Veronica Dean, who bungee jumped 19 times at the same location 19 years ago.

While preparing for the record-breaking attempt, she took the help of coach Eugene Eloff who implemented a strict training regime that would help boost Linda’s fitness. 

The adventurous sport might not look like much of a physically demanding sport, however, doing it for a whole hour requires a lot of core strength and cardiovascular fitness. 

A few jumps later, she started to tire, however, she was determined to break the previous record and she continued with her jumps. By the time she completed her 19th jump, she could barely stand but she continued. 

The official Guinness World Records adjudicator Sofia Greenacre said, “It was really the epitome of record-breaking."

 "I’ve never seen anything quite like it and I think this record might have reached its peak now. It’s going to be really, really tricky to see it beaten.”

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