Linda Potgieter bungee jumps 23 times in 1 hour, breaking World Record

Posted on 10 November 2022 By Jordyn Johnson

Linda Potgieter, a 50-year-old woman from Paarl, has broken the Guinness World Record by bungee jumping off the Bloukrans Bridge in Plettenberg Bay 23 times in one hour, beating the previous record by four jumps.

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The record breaker admits that her body was exhausted during the feat, and she vomited twice between jumps, but she gained mental control over her fatigue and kept going.

Potgieter took up adventure sports 30 years ago as a way to cope with trauma and the difficulties that she faced as a child. For her, it’s a way of ‘pushing through a lifelong struggle with fear and the mental blockages that came with that,’ reports CapeTalk.

She said, ‘I chose adventure sports to help me get through all of that because I just thought, ‘if I jump out of a plane, if I can jump off a bridge, and if I can get those things right, then I think I can get my mind right,’ and that’s exactly what happened. What started as building my confidence and breaking through my fear and barriers actually became a way of life.

‘I believe and I experienced that once you break the fear of this thing that you’re petrified of doing, freedom is waiting right on the other side – freedom of your mindset, freedom [towards believing], ‘I can do this, and now, if I can do this, I can wear that red dress, I can launch that business, I can write that book’.

You can listen to her full interview at

Or watch a snippet of her victory here:

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