Nepali Heroes who Created World Records
Be it scaling the highest peak for a record number of times or walking proudly as the shortest man of the world or holding a record number of golf balls on a palm for record number of times, the heroes of Nepal have proved that there are no equals to them. They set a new record in the Guinness Book of World Records making the country proud of them.
Appa Sherpa broke his own record of climbing the Mount Everest for the 19th time. On May 22, set the new Guinness record by being the first person to scale Mount Everest for the 20th time. He is also named as the SAARC goodwill ambassador for Climate Change.
On May 23, 2001, Temba Tsheri of Nepal created new record by getting the title of Guinness Youngest Everester. He enjoyed the title for nine years until Jordan Romero of California broke it in May22, 2010.
Khagendra Thapa Magar became the shortest man of the world in the year 2010, October 14, after he turned 18. He was also appointed as the goodwill ambassador of the Nepal Tourism Year 2011.
In the same year, 2010, Rohit Timilsina, a school teacher by profession set a new record by holding 23 golf balls on his palm for 3minutes 52 seconds beating the French national Arnand Deschamp who had held 19 tennis balls for 10 seconds. He also set a new record for shaking hands for the longest time.
Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, of Nepal got recognized as the shortest man alive in the world on February 2012 by the Guinness Book of World Records.