Note: We do not know any age-class records. So please do not ask for
them. There is only one "general" record without age-class
restrictions. Please note that rules 9 and 10 (see below) apply.
(If you want to break a record that is published in a record book
or governed by an international authorithy, there may be other or
additional rules. See here for
The record is for continuous revolution of a hula hoop.
A standard size and weight hula hoop must be used.
The hoop must be revolved between the shoulders and hips.
If the hoop passes above the shoulders the attempt is ended.
If the hoop passes below the hips the competitor has 30
seconds in which to try to recover it without using his/her
hands or arms. If the hoop is not revolving above the hips
within 30 seconds the attempt is ended.
If the hoop passes below the knees and/or touches the ground,
the attempt is ended.
Once the hoop has begun to spin the hands of the competitor
must not touch the hoop. If the challenger touches the hoop with
his/her hands, the attempt is ended.
Rest breaks of 5 minutes per hour are allowed. (Note: This
rule has been changed; in previous years, this was a non-stop
No person under the age of 14 may compete.
Persons aged between 14 and 18 must, before competition, be in
possession of a document signed by their parent or legal
guardian, giving them permission to compete. This document must
be added to the log book and witnessed before the attempt has
A fully-qualified practising member of the medical profession
must be present at all times watching the attempt.
Lori Lynn Lomeli (USA)
spun 82 hoops simultaneously on 5 Aug 1999 and 83 hoops on
16 June 2001. This was published in the Guinness Book of
World Records (English edition) while the records from
Germany were published in the German edition. Sofie Gyldenøhr
Schwartz (Denmark) set an inofficial record of 107
hula hoops spun in 2007 in Copenhagen.
Linlin Jin (China) hula hooped with 280 hoops (total weight:
20 kg) in the German TV show "Wetten, dass...?" on 13 June
The largest Hula Hoop
date and venue
10.0 m (32.8 ft)
On Sept 9 1999 Roman spun this hoop for 15:21
Mridula Shanker (USA, age 7) set two records for hula hooping
while standing on one foot: First, she set a record for hooping
around her waist with 40:21 minutes on 9 October 2011 in Ann
Arbor, Michigan, USA. In another attempt, she hooped for 14:01
minutes around her leg. VIDEO
Kareena Oates (Australia) spun 41 hula hoops between shoulders and
hips when she hang suspended from the wrists in the Australian
Guinness World Records TV show on 4 June 2005. Chi Chi Revolver (Great
Britain) achieved 112 revolutions of the hula hoop while hanging
suspended upside down on 19 March 2012 in Brighton.