Town claims place in the record books

WE DID IT!Ipswich went yo-yo crazy today and spun straight into the record books.Weeks of planning paid off as a throng gathered on the Cornhill to try and beat the record of having the highest number of people simultaneously yo-yoing for two minutes.

WE DID IT!

Ipswich went yo-yo crazy today and spun straight into the record books.

Weeks of planning paid off as a throng gathered on the Cornhill to try and beat the record of having the highest number of people simultaneously yo-yoing for two minutes.

It was touch and go for a moment after the harsh judging team deemed the first two attempts ineligible but the crowd held it together and produced the goods when it mattered.


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A total of 435 people broke the record on the final attempt - three more than the previous holders.

More than 630 people had registered to take part in the 'Spin' event organised by Ipswich Central, so some last-minute recruitment was required before the spinning could begin.

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After the good news was confirmed by Guinness, Ipswich Central's Paul Clement said: “I'm absolutely exhausted. It's been five or six weeks of hard work leading up to this fantastic day.”

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