Nigerian Tonye Solomon broke a Guinness World Record by ascending 150 steps, holding a football on his head, to the top of a 250-foot (76-meter) radio mast.
Solomon established the record in August in Bayelsa State, according to GWR, which revealed this on its website on Wednesday.
According to a GWR post on X, formerly Twitter: “New record: Most steps climbed on a ladder while balancing a football on the head – 150 by Tonye Solomon (Nigeria).”
GWR reported that some people questioned Solomon’s account after he travelled 60 kilometres with a football on his head from Amassoma to Yenagoa.
Tonye was motivated to prove them wrong and achieve a Guinness World Record by ascending 150 steps on a ladder while carrying a football.
During the record attempt, Tonye apparently didn’t seem bothered by the steep ascent, finishing it in just 12.5 minutes. He triumphantly threw the ball down and gave a victorious fist pump after completing all 150 steps.
“After Tonye Solomon walked 60 km (37 mi) with a football on his head from Amassoma to Yenagoa in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, many of his compatriots doubted the authenticity of his story,” GWR said.
“So, to prove them wrong, Tonye decided to demonstrate his skills by setting a Guinness World Records title for the most steps climbed on a ladder while balancing a football on the head.
“He successfully achieved the dizzying feat last month by climbing 150 steps to the top of a 250-foot (76-metre) tall radio mast while expertly keeping control of the ball atop his head,” the Records stated.
In response, Solomon stated that he wanted to achieve this record in order to push himself and “inspire others to do great things.”
He was believed to have trained for it for two months, using all of his free time to practise until he was certain he would succeed. During the record attempt, he was said to have appeared unaffected by the steep incline, finishing the climb in just 12.5 minutes.
He admitted, “It wasn’t easy. “I thank the Nigerian Civil Defense Bayelsa State Command for allowing me use their facility for this.”