Corporal Temur Dadiani who lost both of his lower limbs during explosion on a mine in Afghanistan set a new world record. The tournament was held three years after the explosion on August 3. Temur Dadiani made 37 push-ups in 38.25 seconds and surpassed the set minimum three times. The event was held under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia.
Wounded Soldier Set World Record
Thursday, August 7
23-year old Temur Dadiani set a world record according to the requirements of Guinness in amputee push-ups. During push-ups he used only hands and kept his body in horizontal position. It is variation of one of the famous Planche push-ups. This is extremely difficult variation and there are only a few people who perform this exercise though the world record has not been set till now.
Temur Dadiani set a world record at the sports center of the administration department of the General Staff. According to Guinness requirements Temur had to perform at least 10 push-ups. The record was confirmed by the Georgian Referee Federation of Records. Chief of General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces Major-General Vakhtang Kapanadze and Dadiani's friends attended the event.
Temur Dadiani has left for Afghanistan in April, 2011. He exploded on a mine while patrolling in Helmand Province on August 3. Now he is serving at the National Defence Academy and he is actively involved in various sports competitions.