The 2021 World record

The Giang brothers have broken their own world record for steps ascended while balancing a person on the head at the same location, which they previously established the record.

Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep, 37 and 32, climbed 100 steps at Saint Mary's Cathedral in Girona, Spain, on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021 in a time of 53 seconds (10 more steps compared to 6 years ago)

Co said that because the church only had 90 steps, the planners constructed 10 more for them to complete the task.

"The new steps have a different height and material compared to the 90 existing ones. We did not have the chance to practice on these 10 steps in advance.

"We used our experience, maintained steady breathing and foot rates and a moderate speed to successfully reach the finish line".

His wife, Hong Phuong said: "We are very happy to hear he has set a new record. Before that, my family and I were very worried the weather and his past injuries might affect his performance".

Church and city leaders of Girona attended the event.

The brothers received an instant award from Hung Thinh Group
The brothers received an instant award from Hung Thinh Group // Photo on VNexpress

Past World records

Until 2016 when they first broke the world record, the record had belonged to a pair of Chinese circus artists, with 25 steps in one minute in Fujian Province in 2014.

In 2018, the Vietnamese brothers established another world record in Italy when they walked up and down ten steps blindfolded in just 53.97 seconds.

Co and Nghiep will stay in Spain for a few days and return to Vietnam on January 2.

Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep in Ao Dai
Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep in Ao Dai - Vietnamese traditional dress // Photo on

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