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  • 16 November 2012, 12:15

Twenty eight gym girls squeeze into Mini

Record breakers /PA

A team of 28 flexible gym girls entered the record books by cramming themselves into a Mini at the same time.

The Sussex record-breakers squeezed inside the iconic vehicle in London to set the official record as part of Guinness World Records Day.

It took them 18 minutes to wriggle into position, with faces squashed against the windscreen and bodies teeming out of windows.

Organiser Dani Maynard said the girls had been confident they bould break their own record of 27 people set in Eastbourne last year.

"While we have not quite been able to fit any of the girls into the Mini's glove box, there is a surprising amount of space to utilise," she said.

"After our achievement last year, we know exactly what it takes to squeeze 28 people into a Mini and we stepped up our training regime to include extra stretching and fun activities like hula-hoop relay racing."

More than 420,000 people worldwide took part in the eighth annual Guinness World Records Day in celebration of 'weird, wacky and downright astonishing' records.

Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday said: "The Mini is a British icon, and the Mini-cram has become a symbol of classic world record breaking, up there with cream-cracker eating and leaving your fingernails untrimmed."