Obama’s tango partner dances to lofty record

Thursday, March 31st, 2016. Filed under: Art Entertainment U.S. News

An Argentine tango dancer who made headlines for a sultry dance with US President Barack Obama has set a Guinness world record for tangoing on a platform suspended 60 meters (200 feet) in the air.

Argentine tango dancer Mora Godoy performs in a hanging platform next to the Obelisk to mark a new Guinness record of tango dancing at heights during the opening of the TV program "Show Match" in Buenos Aires on May 30, 2016. © AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA

Argentine tango dancer Mora Godoy performs in a hanging platform next to the Obelisk to mark a new Guinness record of tango dancing at heights during the opening of the TV program “Show Match” in Buenos Aires on May 30, 2016.
© AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA

Perched at eye level with the downtown Buenos Aires skyline, Mora Godoy took a whirl on a platform hanging mid-air beside the Argentine capital’s famed Obelisk monument, setting a new record for tango dancing at height.

Attached by harnesses, Godoy and a partner spun around the small square platform to the beats of a contemporary electronic tango number Monday night as Guinness Book of World Records representatives looked on.

Godoy shot to fame when she asked Obama to dance during his visit to Argentina in March.

The video of the US president strutting his stuff with her at a state dinner made world news and went viral online.

US President Barack Obama dancing tango with Argentinian dancer Mora Godoy on March 23, 2016 © AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM

US President Barack Obama dancing tango with Argentinian dancer Mora Godoy on March 23, 2016
© AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM

Godoy, who called Obama a “very good dancer,” undertook her latest stunt for the season premiere of the television variety program Showmatch.

No record for tango dancing at height previously existed.

The organization had set a minimum height of 50 meters to establish it as a category, Guinness representative Sarah Casson said.

  NC – AFP

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