Splashy and spectacular: At the RID record event on 10 November 2022 in Hamburg (D), RID record holders Jens Gaude and Muhamed Kahrimanovic gave their best to set new records. Kahrimanovic might already be known to record fans as »hammer hand«, since he smashes coconuts and other hard objects with his hand. His long-time friend Jens Gaude is also active in fracture contests, but is trained to do so with his elbow.
Fracture contest whilst holding a raw chicken egg in the striking hand
The »hammer hand« wanted to strike twice that day, to set new world records. The special highlight: Kahrimanovic held a raw chicken egg in his striking hand. The egg must not break during the record attempt, whereas the martial artist can either smash coconuts or flatten drink cans. It’s all about body control and strength in equal amounts. Kahrimanovic’s first task that day was to smash 66 coconuts in a neat row. He has to smash at least 45 of them to secure the first world record in this category.
Will Muhamed Kahrimanovic also earn the second record certificate?
However, the experienced record-breaker only basked in the glory of acquaintances, friends and attending media for a short while, before he started his second challenge. For »most beverage cans smashed in 30 seconds with raw chicken egg in the striking hand«, he had to smash at least 53 cans to bring the world record from India to Germany.
When the time was up, the record adjudicator checked the chicken egg and counted the destroyed cans. Muhamed Kahrimanovic was also successful in this discipline. With 63 cans, Laura Kuchenbecker confirmed the new world record for »most drink cans smashed in 30 seconds with raw chicken egg in the striking hand« and awarded the newly crowned record holder with RID record certificates.
Kahrimanovic clearly demonstrated that he does not achieve his goals with brute force, but with precision and technique.
Photos: Oliver Klesy