At 17.00 this evening, it was official – SKF, Gothia Cup and amusement park Liseberg managed to gather individuals of 72 nationalities in the Liseberg ferris wheel. They thereby set a world record in the category ”Most nationalities in an attraction”.
50 nationalitites were required to set a world record. SKF Meet the World struggled to get enough people to attend the world record attempt, and they gathered Gothia Cup players, tourists in Gothenburg and people living here. And luckily, representatives for 72 different nationalities showed up.
The Algerian girls Civia and Inel, both of them 15 years old, were to of the attendants who can from now on call themselves world record holders. They were here on vacation, and were not playing the Gothia Cup.
- I think it’s going to be fun and different. It’s fun seeing all the different cultures, Cilia said before entering the wheel.
Representing Kenya, Hillary Otenio from Kisumu Day SC:s B16 team was in the wheel as well. He came to Liseberg straight from his game. He only had one word to say on the experience:
The organizers were happy when the Guinness inspector stated that a new world record was set – especially Dennis Andersson, general secretary of Gothia Cup.
- This is Gothia Cup concentrated into one place at one time. All these nationalities in one ferris wheel – that is what Gothia Cup is all about. Wonderful!
Another happy man was, obviously, Andreas Andersen, CEO of Liseberg.
- Gothia Cup is always an international week for us at Liseberg, and this is so much fun. We have a long history of working together at Liseberg, SKF and Gothia Cup, så this is great, he said.
When the record was set, and the audience was done cheering, the world record holders gathered at the Liseberg Theatre. Each one of them got a diploma, a ride pass valid for two days and a food voucher. The Algerian girls enjoyed the view from the ferris wheel.
- It was so cool. We saw a lot of trees, but it was beautiful, Celia said.