Cuban Erick Hernandez on Thursday said he had set a world record for juggling the Jabulani World Cup ball, while sitting down.
Hernandez told reporters he had juggled the Jabulani -- which some World Cup stars criticised for its lightness and unpredictable trajectories -- for three hours, three minutes and 14 seconds at a Havana hotel.
"I came in a bit tired as I have been doing exhibitions during the World Cup," said the 43-year-old, nicknamed 'The Dominator'.
Hernandez, a self-confessed Brazil fan, described the ball as "having a good bounce" and "very lively".
He already holds a Guinness World record for heading the ball 319 times in just one minute and he even kicked a ball to the finish line in a marathon, completing the 42 kilometres in 7hr 17min.
The ball skills run in the family as brother Douglas managed an impressive -- and surely exhausting -- 100,026 touches in a 15-hour session in 1997.
Now Erick says he wants to try a 24-hour session.
(Read by Nelly Min. Nelly Min is a journalist at the China Daily Web site.)
（中国日报网英语点津 陈丹妮 编辑蔡姗姗）