Circus performer Zapashny gets new Guinness entry

Renowned Russian animal tamer Edgard Zapashny on Monday entered the Guinness Book of World Records with a unique horse-riding trick.

The act features Zapashny standing on two horses running side by side, with nothing fixing his legs in place, while his two female assistants stand one atop another on his shoulders to form an acrobatic 4.5-meter-tall “column.”

Brothers Edgard and Askold Zapashny created the risky acrobatic act especially for the Guinness Book of Records and have been polishing it for almost two years. They first performed the trick in July.

This is the second Guinness record set by the Zapasnhy brothers. In 2006, Askold Zapashny rode on the back of a lion as the big cat jumped from one two-meter-high wheel to another over a distance of almost three meters.


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