Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Two Vietnamese circus artists and brothers, Giang Quốc Cơ and Giang Quốc Nghiệp, will attempt to conquer a new world record with their head-balancing act in Rome, Italy, following an invitation from Guinness World Records.
As revealed by Cơ, the performance by the two brothers during the final of the UK’s biggest talent show, Britain’s Got Talent, in April impressed viewers around the world, including members of Guinness World Records based in Italy.
Earlier this month, the Giang brothers received an invitation to set a new world record with their death-defying performance at the Guinness World Records Show that will take place in Rome on November 11-15.
Cơ and Nghiệp have been practising their head-balancing act while blindfolded, climbing the stairs backwards in preparation for the event.
“We will always face unexpected challenges, so we have to continue with our journey. We have received the official invitation from Guinness World Records, and we will prepare and train urgently to conquer the challenge for Việt Nam,” the two brothers shared on their Facebook.
Earlier, in 2016, Cơ and Nghiệp broke the world record for the most consecutive stairs climbed while balancing a person on the head in Girona, Spain after scaling 90 stairs of Saint Mary’s Cathedral in 52 seconds with Nghiệp balancing atop Cơ using only their heads, breaking the world record that had been previously held by a Chinese artist.
Cơ, born in 1984, was awarded the title of Meritorious Artist when he was 28 years old while his young brother, Nghiệp, born in 1989, was granted the same title when he was 26 years old, making them the youngest artists ever to receive the title in Việt Nam. — VNS