Gagan Satish gets up at 5 a.m. each day to begin his training

By Alex Heigl
Updated July 27, 2014 02:40 PM
Credit: Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media/Landov

Gagan Satish is six years old. He hails from Bangalore, India, and he’s got a fairly unusual talent. He limbo roller skates. (Or is that roller skate-limbos?) Either way, it’s crazy, and we’ve got the video to prove it.

Satish recently set a record (in India, at least – his feat has yet to be recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records) by roller skating nearly 230 feet (39 cars’ distance) in just 29 seconds, with his face about five inches off the ground.

“I love skating,” Satish said, according to the U.K. Daily Mail. “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.”

Satish’s achievement has been recognized by the India Book of Records as the “Farthest Distance In Limbo Skating Under Cars” – he absolutely demolished the previous record of 157 feet, set by the then-five-year-old Shreeya Deshpande, in Kolhapur, India. (Apparently it’s a crowded field for competition.)

Satish’s father outlined Gagan’s daily routine for the Daily Mail: “He gets up at 5 a.m. Then we take him for coaching classes. He practices there for a few hours. After that he goes to school. In the evenings also, after coming back from school, he starts skating out in the street.”

Satish, in other words, has paid the cost to be the boss of limbo roller-skating.

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