How Tinuke Oyediran Turned a Bad Situation into Glory

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Creating and setting records have become the new normal for Nigerians, especially those in the diaspora. Across every field of human endevours, Nigerians make their presence known.

Ubiquitous lockdowns consequent to Covid-19 may have been a drawback for most people; a few, though, used the opportunity to position themselves to reach the zenith of their career. Tinuke Oyediran is a classic example.

Inspired by COVID-19 losses, Tinuke wondered what she would do with her life. To overcome her losses and boredom, she committed herself to training eight hours a day for four months.

Having gained mastery of her passion, roller skating, she started challenging herself, and called Guinness to put her to the test — and the world has a new record for the cartwheels on roller skates in one minute. Tinuke recorded the most spins in one minute. She recorded a record-breaking 71 spins and 30 cartwheels on roller skates.

“Achieving both of these records has made my lockdown dreams a reality! For anyone who has struggled with lockdown like I did, setting yourself a challenge really can help you get through and I encourage everyone to just go for it,” Tinuke said.

She broke two previous skating records hereby creating new double Guinness records on Guinness World Record Day 2020.

Tinuke relies on her inner thighs to be able to do the 360-degree spin trick which leaves them feeling like they are on fire.

In order to spin, she has to bring her legs together tightly and keep them there whilst pushing her toes forward on one foot and pushing back on her heel with the other.

Tinuke, who has been a professional skater for more than five years is also an Ariel Skater. She said that roller-skating has taught her hard work and perseverance, and that perseverance has taught her to face many difficulties.

She revealed that she wanted to be a professional circus dancer but along the way, discovered her niche in skating. And that made it easier for her to establish a thriving company, where she teaches roller skating.

In an interview, Tinuke said, “When you follow your passion, you never work.”

Her passion is to teach as many people as possible around the world, and she has got her work cut out. On her Instagram page, she has scheduled a month-long training programme, determined to turn the days of 2020, 180 degree.

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