Six-year-old Roller Skater Gagan Satish

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A super flexible schoolboy has become a limbo legend – by roller-skating under 39 cars in a row. It took six-year-old Gagan Satish just 29 seconds to cover a distance of nearly 70 metres with his face just five inches from the ground. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media India)

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“In the evenings also, after coming back from school, he starts skating out in the street”. They spend two hours each day on speed-training and muscle flexibility to help Gagan pick up as much speed as possible before he ducks into the limbo position. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media India)

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Gagan Satish practices limbo-skating at a local sports complex in Bengaluru, India. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media India)

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Gagan Satish holding a certificate after performing limbo skating under thirty nine cars in Bengaluru, India. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media India)

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Gagan’s record-breaking stunt has been recognised by the India Book of Records as the “Farthest Distance In Limbo Skating Under Cars” – but the feat has yet to be ratified by the Guinness Book of World Records. In achieving his goal, Gagan shattered the previous record of 48.21 metres set two years ago by Shreeya Deshpande, then five, in Kolhapur. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media India)

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Gagan Satish performs limbo-skating under sticks placed on cold drink bottles as his coach Dasarahalli Chandrappa Yathish takes a measurement. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media India)

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Gagan Satish practices limbo-skating at a local sports complex in Bengaluru, India. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media India)

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Gagan, who unwrapped his first pair of roller-skates on his third birthday, was initially rejected by his local club for being too young. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media India)

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He said: “I love skating. I have been doing it since I was three years old. My next goal is to skate underneath 100 cars. I also want to go to the Olympics”. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media India)

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Gagan follows a rigorous routine, and never gives his training classes a miss. He gets up at 5am. Then we take him for coaching classes. He practices there for a few hours. After that he goes to school. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media India)

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Gagan sits beside a stick placed on a cold drink bottle under which he performed limbo-skating. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media India)

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Gagan Satish limbo-skates under six SUVs in Bengaluru, India. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media India)

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His mother Hema Satish, 28, was determined he would be taken on. “We could see that his body was very flexible”, she said. “After that we decided to send him for proper coaching. We always knew he would do well. Hopefully this is just the beginning of his sporting career”. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media India)

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The bendy boy from Bangalore – who has become a celebrity in his hometown and inspired scores of children to take up the sport – is now vowing to take on the world. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media India)

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The housewife said her son had been injured many times but always got up again to continue. She added: “While practicing and training, he has been hurt many times. But he never backs out. During a limbo skating session a few months ago, he even had cuts on face because he was too close to the ground. He was bleeding also. But he still continued and stopped skating only after the session ended”. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media India)

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His father Rajanna Satish who runs a washing machine repair centre said he was “nervous” throughout his son’s record attempt, which was filmed by a local camera crew, but overjoyed he had succeeded. “We are really lucky to have a son like Gagan”, the 30-year-old added. “He has been blessed by God. And we thank God for giving him such grace and talent”. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media India)

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