Teen breaks world record for 100m sprint on jumping stilts

Warwick teenager Adam Sinden has earned himself a spot in the Guinness World Records book for his 100m sprint on jumping stilts.
Warwick teenager Adam Sinden has earned himself a spot in the Guinness World Records book for his 100m sprint on jumping stilts. Erin Smith

CLOSE to six months ago the community lined the banks of the Condamine River to watch Warwick teenager Adam Sinden break the world record for the fastest 100m sprint on jumping stilts.

And while the Warwick community all knew he had smashed the previous record by 3.85 seconds it was not until recently Adam's record-winning time was made official.

Adam said he was very proud to have it made official.

"It was a long process, but worth it," he said.

Adam's name, photo and record is set to appear in the next Guinness World Record Book.

"I'm in the book," Adam said with a huge smile on his face.

The 14-year-old, form Warwick State High School, is now preparing for his next big challenge.

Presenting a speech to his fellow school mates - something he finds more daunting than breaking a world record.

"The school finds someone with a talent and asks them to talk in front of the school about it," Adam said.

"I'm a little bit nervous and not really looking forward to it."

While giving his speech Adam will be able to warn his fellow peers about the dangers of performing tricks and flips without the right equipment and skills.

You see Adam had been working hard at being able to do a backflip on his jumping stilts.

During school, a week after breaking the record, Adam decided to show his mates what he could do.

He ended up breaking parts of his ankle and leg and has since been banned by his father from doing any more backflips, ever.

But the teen is not afraid to get back on the jumping stilts.

"I would like to go for the 400m jumping stilts record," he said.

"It looks pretty easy but it will be a lot of hard work."

Adam has also taken up fire twirling.



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