Vietnam’s Giang Brothers take aim at new Guinness World Record

Vietnam’s Giang Brothers take aim at new Guinness World Record
The Giang brothers in their world-renowned stunt. Photo: Viet Khoa

The Giang Brothers, the Vietnamese daredevil gymnasts and finalists of the Britain’s Got Talent 2018, have been practicing hard in preparation for adding yet another feather to their cap- a new Guinness World Record.

Giang Quoc Co, 34, and his 28-year-old brother Giang Quoc Nghiep, were born circus performers and have travelled the world performing stunts as early as in 2001.

Their most famous stunt is the death-defying performance in which Co would balance his brother head to head while climbing stairs.

In 2017 the Ho Chi Minh City-based duo climbed 90 stairs in 52 seconds in this fashion in an event in Spain, winning the Guinness World Record for most stairs climbed with a person on the head.

The Giang Brother were really boosted into stardom only thanks to their astonishing performances in Britain’s Got Talent this year, a famous talent show that brought unknown musical or comical talents to the general public.

Co said representatives from the Guinness World Records were greatly impressed by their performance in the semi-final round in Britain’s Got Talents.

“They said it was a miracle and made a decision to have us set record with our iconic act,” Co added.

The stunt would see one of the brothers, blindfolded, balancing his co-performer atop and climbing ten stairs.

The performance is scheduled in Italy on either November 13, 14 or 15, depending on the organizers and the brothers’ physical states upon their arrival in the European country.

“The offer was unanticipated and we have little time to prepare,” Co said of the invitation to set a new world record.

“However, we are doing our best to bring about the greatest result and also put Vietnamese circus performances on the map.”

The brothers spend six hours training a day, according to Co’s wife, Hong Phuong.

The gymnasts tighten their diet with no carbohydrates, and only allow themselves to have supplements, water, vegetable, beef and chicken.

“Up to now, we are getting fitter than when we came back from Britain’s Got Talent,” the older brother said.

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