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Swiss walks tightrope to triumph

A Swiss acrobat has been crowned the best tightrope walker in the world.

This content was published on May 11, 2009 - 17:21

At the world championships held in the South Korean capital, Seoul, last weekend, Freddy Nock took just 10 minutes, 17 seconds to cover one kilometre along a rope suspended 30 metres above a river.

Nock was the only competitor to complete the act without using a balancing pole or safety net.

During the competition he also rescued two other participants who had become stuck.

The championships attracted more than 20 acrobats from 12 different countries.

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