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Great Mass Jump From a Bridge Took Place in Russia
11.07.2012 15:41
Great Mass Jump From a Bridge Took Place in Russia

135 people rope-jumped at the same time last weekend from a railroad bridge in the city of Tver to set a world record.

      The record joint jump was a part of the 5th Mass Ropejumping Festival, held in Russia by enthusiasts of this peculiar activity since 2008. The festival is usually held in different Russian cities, as the rope-jumping is not an official sport discipline, so it can be forbidden by the authorities any moment. This year, the annual event was staged in Tver, a regional capital 160 kilometers northwest of Moscow.

      The first festival gathered only 20 people. But then the event started gaining popularity and in 2010 about 100 people participated in the joint jump.

      The mass jump, which attracted participants from all over the former Soviet Union, set the world record for the number of people simultaneously jumping off a bridge when tied to a rope. However, the record was not officially registered.

       Rope-jumping was popularized by American athlete and alpinist Dan Osman, who was killed in 1998 when his rope failed him during a jump off the Leaning Tower rock in Yosemite National Park. 



Sources: RIA Novosti Image:

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian people Tver Russian action extreme sports world record 

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