WSWCF World Record back lever 38 seconds maximum hold

On November 12, 2022, 24 year old Vasilis Paulopoulos became a World Record holder of the World Street Workout and Calisthenics Federation. Vasilis successfully completed a “Back Lever 38 seconds Maximum Hold.” According to the rules for a back lever, the body is completely horizontal and straight with the front of the body facing towards the floor. Straight arms; no close grip, and straight knees.

Vasilis is a Physical Education and Sports Science student.  He has been practicing sports since he was 5 years old when he started football.  He has also trained and competed in track and field, long distances, and 400 meters dash.  Vasilis started practicing Calisthenics two years ago.  His goal is to compete in a WSWCF World Championship. 

The attempt occurred in Athens, Greece at the Calisthenics Marathon 2022 sponsored by “School of Calisthenics.  Judges Aggelos Skretas, WSWCF member, and Kyriakos Xnt, Calisthenics Instructor, witnessed the World Record attempt.  The “WSWCF World Records Board” certifies the attempt as a WSWCF World Record. 

This World Record becomes the “Back Lever Maximum Hold” benchmark for others to challenge and beat.  We encourage all calisthenics athletes with ambitions, dedication, a passion for the sport, and achieving high goals to review the WSWCF World Record categories (static, dynamic, and weighted) and apply for a World Record attempt if you have what it takes to become a World Record Holder.  


  • Can you meet one of the World Record Challenges?
  • Can you break one of the World Record Holders?
  • Do you want to suggest your own World Records Challenge?

For more information on WSWCF and the application process go to Becoming an Official WSWCF Calisthenics World Record Holder