Indoor skydiving: iFly Singapore breaks 5 Guinness World Records

The iFly Singapore team consisting of (from left) Jonathan Loh, Lawrence Koh, Kyra Poh, Choo Yi Xuan, Lye Yu Xuan and Jordan Lee. The team broke five Guinness World Records on May 21, 2015. -- PHOTO: IFLY SINGAPORE 
The iFly Singapore team consisting of (from left) Jonathan Loh, Lawrence Koh, Kyra Poh, Choo Yi Xuan, Lye Yu Xuan and Jordan Lee. The team broke five Guinness World Records on May 21, 2015. -- PHOTO: IFLY SINGAPORE 

IFLY Singapore, which has South-east Asia's only indoor skydiving wind tunnel, broke five Guinness World Records to take the overall number of world records it holds to 10.

In addition to iFly Singapore's fourth anniversary celebrations, the event on May 21 was also held to pay homage to the nation's 50th birthday.

"With the record-breaking attempts, the local pro-flyers have done Singapore proud. They embody the same determination, perseverance and grit shown by our founding fathers in bringing our young nation this far," said Lawrence Koh, founder and managing director of iFly Singapore.

Records broken:

Most passes through a hula hoop in a wind tunnel in one minute (team of two): 57 - Kyra Poh (age 12) & Choo Yi Xuan (age 13)

Most consecutive head spins in a wind tunnel in one minute (individual): 50 - Jonathan Loh Huijie

Most 360 horizontal spins in a wind tunnel in one minute (individual): 40 - Lawrence Koh

Most two way vertical spins in a wind tunnel in one minute: 29 - Kyra Poh and Choo Yi Xuan

Most number of forward somersaults in a wind tunnel in one minute: 68 - Kyra Poh and Yi Xuan (Tie)

Other records held by iFly Singapore:

Most skydivers in a wind tunnel: 13

Most backwards somersaults in a wind tunnel in one minute: 68

Longest indoor freefall: 4h 22m 20s

The most 360 horizontal spins in a wind tunnel in one minute (team): 22

Most forward / backward movements in a wind tunnel in one minute (individual): 33

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