By Malayanil @themalayanil

SQUASHING himself down so he is only seven inches above the ground, Devisri Prasad can skate under 53 cars in a row - while travelling BACKWARDS

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Videographer / Director: Subbarao Tadivaka
Producer: Malayanil, Neha Routela, Chloe Browne
Editor: Ian Phillips, Sonia Estal

Skates on: Limbo skater Devisri Prasad can glide under cars on his roller skates

The eight-year-old, from Tirupati in south east India, is now waiting to have his world record attempt - as well as four other world records for fastest limbo skating under cars, longest limbo skating, longest limbo skating backwards and lowest limbo skating - verified by Guinness. 

On Wheels: The ultra-flexible youngster is able to squashing himself to only seven inches above the ground

The ultra-flexible youngster covered the 100m distance beneath the 53 cars in an incredible 22.59 seconds in the 'farthest distance limbo skating under cars backwards' category - smashing the previous record of 30m.

Flooring it: The primary school boy builds up speed on his roller skates and then spreads his arms and legs to squeeze through the tiny gap

The primary school pupil, who is trained by his father, says he picked up the hobby at the age of six after watching his sisters rollerskating.

Sen-skate-tional: Devisri picked up the hobby at six-years-old after seeing his female siblings on their skates

He said: “I was inspired by my sisters. After seeing them I started skating."

Accomplishment: Devisri at the end of his 53 car backwards limbo-skating spectacular

And while the boy wonder may be naturally stretchy, he fits in a gruelling training regime around his schooling to make sure he stays on top of his game.

Ready to Roll: The skater fits in a gruelling training regime around his schooling
Ready to limbo: Devisri doesn’t have the help of a trainer

He said: "I practice for three hours in the morning and three hours in the evening.

"I wake up at 4am in the morning. I take milk and do exercise, and then head to the skating ring. 

Wheely Good: The determined youngster gets feedback on his performances from his retired engineer father, Mr Lokanathan

"I come back from school every day at 4pm, eat a snack and get ready.

Then I skate for one and a half hours on the road and another one and a half hours in the skating ring."

Limbo Like Me: Devisri skates towards a cone

And while Devisri doesn’t have the help of a trainer, he gets feedback on his performances from his retired engineer father, Mr Lokanathan.

Safety First: the skater wears a helmet in case of an accident
How low can he go? The ultra-flexible school boy works to improve himself every day

"Whenever he makes a mistake I show him a video and he rectifies it and improves," he said.

Ready to roll: Devisri gets his skates on

"In 2012 when he competed in Mussoorie, he started with a bronze medal. But for every candidate failure is a good step to success. From that point onwards he got gold medals in all the events.

Record Breaker: Devisri has already smashed a host of records in his native India, but now has his eyes set on achieving a Guinness World Record

“I want him to become a professional skater and get a gold medal in Olympics for our country.”

Flat out: Devisri squeezes his body flat to the floor to negotiate a low obstacle

And despite his natural talents, he credits his parents with helping to kickstart his limbo career. 



Devisri said: “Without my parents, I would not have come this far. Whatever be the problem they always support and encourage me.”