Guinness record refreshed in one-year anniversary of Beijing Olympics
| The Guinness world record for the number of people practicing Taiji, or martial arts shadow boxing, together was broken here on Saturday when China marked the first anniversary of the Beijing Olympics.
A total of 33,996 people from all walks of life gathered at the Olympic area between the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube, the two symbols of the Games, in the morning and practicing Taiji together in the drizzle to mark the one-year anniversary of the Beijing Olympics.
People perform Tai Chi boxing in Shantou, a city in south China's Guangdong Province, Aug. 8, 2009, during an activity to celebrate China's first National Fitness Day. (Xinhua/Ma Ka)
The performance ran in five minutes and 49 seconds and the number of the performers shattered the previous record of 30,648.
A representative from the Guinness headquarters in London presented the certificate of the record to Liu Jingmin, vice mayor of Beijing.
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