Tonye Solomon’s claim of traveling 60 kilometers in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, while carrying a football on his head from Amassoma to Yenagoa was met with skepticism by many of his fellow countrymen.
In order to prove them wrong, Tonye decided to set a Guinness World Record for climbing the most ladder steps while holding a football on his head.
Last month, Tonye achieved this astonishing feat by ascending 150 stairs to the top of a 250-foot tall radio pole, all while skillfully keeping the ball balanced on his head. His motivation behind setting this record was to challenge himself and inspire others to achieve greatness.
Tonye dedicated two months to rigorous training, utilizing all his free time to practice until he was confident in his abilities.
During the record attempt, he appeared unaffected by the steep ascent, completing the climb in just 12 and a half minutes.
Fish Jombo, a radio presenter who witnessed the record attempt, expressed astonishment, stating, “I was astonished because it’s never been done by anyone before.” A large crowd had gathered to watch Tonye’s remarkable achievement.
Upon reaching the top of the 150 steps, Tonye triumphantly threw the ball down and celebrated with a fist pump.
Reflecting on his accomplishment, he admitted, “It wasn’t easy,” and expressed gratitude to the Nigerian Civil Defense Bayelsa State Command for allowing him to use their facility for this extraordinary endeavor.
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