Rising from the ashes, he put his best foot forward to break a national record.
Navi Mumbai resident Brijesh Sharma successfully broke a Limca Book Record in the physical endurance category by performing 3,095 non-stop step-ups for an hour on Saturday.
The 24-year-old had met with an accident during a practice session that had fractured his hands.
He broke the record created by Subhash Sasane of Pune who had performed 2,384 step-ups in an hour in 1996.
As he performed the step-ups at Regain Fitness Centre in Airoli, the gathering of sports lovers, bureaucrats, educationists and intellectuals cheered on.
The 24-year-old, a martial arts trainee and a fitness instructor, achieved the record of step-ups for an hour which began at 6.35 pm sans break. He executed the step-ups from a 39-cm high bench
“I had promised my teacher that I would scale the 3,000-mark. I’m glad I lived up to it,” said Sharma.
The accident seems to have only brought out the tough mettle and indomitable spirit in the maritime professional.
Due to his fractured hands, Sharma had to take a break from training for over three years.
He bounced back and got back to vigorous training in step-ups only a few months back.
Sharma has spent over a decade training under the aegis of B.B. Nayak who holds records in the Guinness Book and Limca Book.
“The feat will be listed in the national book of records in the human endurance segment in the 2011 edition,” said Nayak.