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Acrobats Giang Brothers summoned for doing head-to-head balancing act while riding scooter in Ho Chi Minh City

Acrobats Giang Brothers summoned for doing head-to-head balancing act while riding scooter in Ho Chi Minh City

Sunday, October 22, 2023, 16:16 GMT+7
Acrobats Giang Brothers summoned for doing head-to-head balancing act while riding scooter in Ho Chi Minh City
A video screenshot indicates a backstage scene of the Giang Brothers’ performance.

Police in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City have ordered the Giang Brothers, a Vietnamese acrobat duo who won world records for head-to-head stair climbing, to come to the police station for questioning as they did a head-to-head balancing act while riding a scooter without wearing helmets in the city.

Giang Quoc Nghiep has worked with police officers, while Giang Quoc Co, Nghiep’s elder brother, was absent as he was on a working trip to Phu Quoc off southern Kien Giang Province.

A backstage video showed that the two were wearing safety harness and receiving staff support during their performance.

The video was recorded two months ago.

Police concluded that the video was made for an electric scooter product advertising campaign.

The Giang Brothers do a head-to-head balancing act while riding a scooter in Ho Chi Minh City.

However, when the video was uploaded to social media, the image of the safety harness and backstage scenes were cut so it has aroused controversial opinions among netizens.

Many people criticized the brothers for doing the dangerous act and not wearing helmets while riding the scooter.

However, some others said that the Giang Brothers are circus artists and have won many prizes for their head-to-head balancing act.

Co also told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that he and Nghiep did the head-to-head balancing act while riding the vehicle while they were filmed for a scooter advertising campaign.

They performed the act with the support of other people.

A representative of the electric motorbike brand on Saturday afternoon affirmed the filming of the acrobats’ act to advertise the cruise control feature of its electric scooter.

A video screenshot shows barriers erected at two sides of the road section where the two acrobats are filmed.

A video screenshot shows barriers erected at two sides of the road section where the two acrobats were filmed.

Co and Nghiep earned a reputation for themselves over daredevil gymnastics routines that booked them a spot amongst the finalists of Britain’s Got Talent 2018. 

In late December 2021, they broke a world record when smoothly climbing 100 steps in 53 seconds at the Saint Mary’s Cathedral in Girona, Spain, 10 steps more than their previous record set at the same location five years earlier.

They continued breaking their record after performing a head-to-head balancing walk in Milan, Italy on February 3, 2022.

They successfully walked up 10 stairs to a height of two meters, then passed through a crossbar 0.4 meters wide and 10 meters long, and then walked down 10 stairs.

The backstage video shows the Giang Brothers doing a head-to-head balancing act while riding a scooter in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Thanh Ha - Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre News

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