GUWAHATI, April 2 - Lance Naik Desh Deepak of the Indian Army�s 15 Jat regiment today set a new world record of 55 knuckle push-ups with one leg raised and carrying 40 pounds weight, a defence spokesman said.
He surpassed the current record of 49 knuckle push-ups set by Jarjees Rashed of the UAE in August 2017.
Deepak had earlier entered the Asia Book of Records with 51 knuckle push-ups in one minute on January 23, 2018 and the India Book of Records with 52 knuckle push-ups on January 26, 2018.
�He is a very determined and motivated soldier of 15 Jat. He was a young soldier when he met with a serious accident in a minefield during active service in a field area in Poonch sector. However, an unflinching motivation to overcome this unfortunate incident drove him towards excelling in many sporting events like basketball, boxing and squash. It was his sheer will power and confidence that he continued and excelled in these physical events in spite of being gravely injured,� defence spokesman Lt Col P Khongsai said.
However, Deepak was not satisfied with his comeback. With a singular goal to overcome the physical and mental trauma of being injured, and driven by his superlative diligence and self-motivation, he has established records for knuckle push-ups with one leg raised and carrying 40 pounds weight, the spokesman added.
Deepak created the record at Barama today and the event was witnessed by Brig Gaurav Rishi, Commander of the 107 Mountain Brigade, and many civilian dignitaries. The panel of judges included Pawan Solanki, President of the India Book of Records, and Surumani Dole.