A student balances a soccer ball on his knee for more than 6 minutes to break the record

Hasan Askari of Lucknow, India broke a Guinness World Record by balancing a soccer ball on his knee for 6 minutes, 16.98 seconds. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records

December 30 (UPI) — A young man in India broke a Guinness World Record by balancing a soccer ball on his knee for 6 minutes, 16.98 seconds.

Hasan Askari, who attended Integral University Lucknow, said there was a long period of time between the decision to break the record and his successful attempt.

“I dedicated two years of my life to achieving this feat. One day, I was browsing the Internet and found a world record, which I wanted to break. After days and months of constant practice, I filled out the form, got the approval and got listed in the Guinness Book of World Records,” Askari told the Hindustan Times.

He said his teachers at the CMS Rajajipuram I campus in Lucknow, from which he graduated in 2020, encouraged his efforts.

“Seeing my interest in sport, my teachers always encouraged me. It was thanks to their support and guidance that I was able to set a world record,” he said.

Askari said he received a certificate in the mail designating him as the official Guinness World Record holder longer to balance a soccer ball on the knee.