Scotland's strongest woman crushes three watermelons with her THIGHS
Fitness fan once crowned Scotland’s strongest woman amazes This Morning viewers by crushing three watermelons with her THIGHS in under 15 seconds
- Emmajane Smith, from West Kilbride, Ayrshire, appeared on This Morning today
- She tried to break world record for crushing three watermelons with her thighs
- Record held by Olga Liaschuk, of Ukraine, who showed her skill on show in 2015
A fitness fanatic who was once the strongest woman in Scotland has amazed viewers after crushing three watermelons with her thighs in under 15 seconds.
Emmajane Smith, from West Kilbride, Ayrshire, appeared on This Morning today to try and break the fruit with her legs in the fastest time.
She was hoping to beat the Guinness World Record – which is currently held by Ukraine’s Olga Liaschuk, who completed the feat in 14.65 seconds.
Emmajane, who was crowned Scotland’s Strongest Woman in 2019, put her thighs to the test outside the show’s ITV studio and successfully crushed three watermelons with just her legs in 1.52 seconds less than it took Olga.
Guinness World Record authorities weren’t there to authenticate the effort, and so Emmajane’s time hasn’t been confirmed as a new record.
Emmajane Smith (pictured), from West Kilbride, Ayrshire, appeared on This Morning today to try and break the fruit with her legs in the fastest time
The athlete put all her strength into crushing the fruit on This Morning, with the show recording her time
Viewers were impressed with Emmajane’s skills, but said it was not as relatable a sport as she thought
‘Sometimes on this show we’re joined by a guest that, for some reason just sticks in our mind and one guest in particular was a very talented lady Olga Liaschuk,’ co-host Holly Willoughby said at the opening of the show.
‘She joined us in 2015 to showcase her record-breaking skill of crushing three watermelon with her thighs under 15 seconds. Well, 14.65 seconds to be exact,’ Phillip Schofield added.
Olga wowed audiences when she came on the show in 2015 and demonstrated how she used her thighs to crush the watermelons.
‘Even now it’s just extraordinary,’ Phil said after the show played a clip of Olga’s visit.
He went on to reveal a woman in Las Vegas had tried to break Olga’s record, but that it hadn’t been officially approved by the Guinness World Record team.
Emmajane was sitting on a towel next to Holly and Phil and up to take on the challenge (pictured)
‘That means Olga still holds the title, but can it be beaten?’ the co-presenter asked.
Emmajane was sitting on a towel next to Holly and Phil and up to take on the challenge.
She started out her athletic career training to become a horse racer, but her personal trainer commented on her strength, which encouraged her to go into strength training.
Emmajane admitted crushing watermelons was a departure from her normal training, but said she loved the idea.
In 2015, world record holder Olga Liaschuk demonstrated her skills on This Morning, crushing three watermelons herself (pictured)
‘What I love about it is, it’s something everyone can relate to,’ Emmajane said. ‘It’s a great way to show how strong a woman can be, and everyone knows what a watermelon is.’
‘Because with the weight it’s just weights on a bar so people can’t really grasp what it is that we’re doing,’ she added.
Emmajane, who quipped that ‘being strong is never a weakness,’ added she hoped her horse training, which used her thigh muscles a lot, would help her crush the watermelons.
She revealed she competed against Olga in the past in other disciplines and had watched her video.
Emmajane, pictured, said it was a great way to demonstrate how strong women were, and said she loved to see the watermelons explode
Phil and Holly, pictured, were deeply impressed with Emmajane’s effort and said they would send the footage to the Guinness World Record team
‘I think it’s amazing, I think it looks great when they explode,’ she said.
‘Obviously there are no Guinness World Record people here to adjudicate this record but what we can do is, if we think we’ve done it, we can send the footage with the timings and the paperwork and hopefully, if you have done it, you get a world record,’ Phil said.
‘Don’t try this at home,’ Holly added before starting the timer.
Reaction: Viewers joked that Emmajane and Olga’s watermelon-crushing talents were not as relatable as they seemed to think
Emmajane went from one watermelon to another, crushing it slightly with her thighs, with the last one exploding.
‘That looked pretty good to me,’ Phil said, with Holly adding: ‘You’ve got it under 2 seconds quicker that was amazing, well done!’
‘You must be pretty chuffed with that, we don’t know what that means but will send that to Guinness,’ said Holly.
Viewers joked that Emmajane and Olga’s watermelon-crushing talents were not as relatable as they seemed to think.
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