Nigerian born Briton, Tinuke Oyediran who is a professional roller-skater has achieved a commendable feat in the United Kingdom after breaking two records at the 2020 Guinness World Records Day.
Tinuke, 27, broke the world’s records for most cartwheels on roller skates in one minute with 30 and the most spins on e-skates in one minute with 70.
Tinuke, a University of Liverpool performing Arts graduate had a tasking journey towards bagging both records, one she described as “hardcore”, having to put her entire body weight and another 5kg due to the weight of her skates onto one arm throughout her attempt to complete the cartwheel motion.
While speaking to the organisers of the global event, Tinuke said “Achieving both of these records has made my lockdown dreams a reality.”
“I never thought I would be standing here now with two Guinness World Records titles at the end of this year so I’m so pleased that the practice paid off.”
It is quite revealing that amidst the youth restiveness in the UK as whole, this Nigerian youth in the diaspora is finding new ways to channel these energies to good use, while doing her countrymen proud.