Rudolf Janecek

Guiness World Record

With a whopping 429 rotations achieved, Janecek sets the benchmark for new category “Most individual juggling rotations in 30 seconds with five clubs”

Wednesday, September 28 (Toronto, ON): Juggler-extraordinaire Rudolf Janecek, one of the talented artists of Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA, has set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title in a new category: the Most individual juggling rotations in 30 seconds with five clubs. The attempt took place during a live sanctioned event at Toronto’s iconic Union Station earlier today on September 28, 2016, stopping commuters in their tracks who were in awe of the spectacle and lightening speed of Janecek’s juggling — which clocked in at 429 rotations!

The record attempt was officiated under the skillful eye of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator Andrew Glass, who reviewed slow-motion video footage to verify and count each juggling rotation. It only took Janecek one try as onlookers and media cheered him on. When the tally was announced, Janecek received an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS certificate and title of, OFFICIALLY AMAZING.

Janecek comes from a 6th-generation traditional circus family. He started training juggling with clubs at 5 years old while accompanying his parents on tour with circus companies around Europe. Through the years, Janecek has perfected his technique towards becoming one of the fastest jugglers in the world, at times manipulating eight clubs at once. LUZIA is Janecek’s first collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, which allows him to bring his talent to audiences outside of Europe for the first time.