Through sheer will and an unflinching determination to succeed, a trio of Kuwaiti Army officers have broken a Guinness skydiving world record for leaping 13,000 feet while carrying aloft a 63 square meter Kuwaiti flag.
Kuwaiti lieutenant colonels Fahad Al-Yaqoub, Salem Al-Mell and Nasser Al-Sabah have set a skydiving world record through this notable achievement, according to Guinness judges. What started as an ambitious idea morphed into a huge accomplishment, an elated AlMell told KUNA on Monday, saying the triumvirate were not fazed by the hardships they encountered.
The accolade, he explained, is a testament to what Kuwaiti youngsters are capable of, saying he derived a sense of gratification from seeing the Kuwaiti flag fluttering proudly in the blue sky. Echoing his compatriot’s sentiments, Al-Yaqoub said breaking a Guinness world record is no easy feat, citing the adversity the officers have had to withstand in an effort to turn their dreams into reality.
“This world class achievement would not have been remotely possible without the support of the Kuwaiti leadership and people,” he emphasized. With a little time to let their accomplishment sink in, AlSabah revealed that the officers were inundated with congratulations messages from Kuwait’s political leaders, chief among them Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Officials from across Kuwait’s political spectrum were ecstatic over the “unprecedented achievement,” commending the officers for making all Kuwaitis proud, he added.