Li's record-breaking jump. Photo: QQ.

A Chinese actor broke a 20-year-old record after he drove a car through the air over a narrow section of the Yangtze River in Qinghai Province.

On April 13, Li Qilong, 40, drove up and took off from a ramp that was set up over the source of the Yangtze river and flew for a distance of 75.6 meters, more than 20 meters further than the previous record for a similar jump in the country that was recorded more than two decades ago.

In 1997, the late Blackie Ko—a film director—drove a car over the Hukou Waterfall of the Yangtze River to commemorate the handover of Hong Kong. He flew for 55 meters in the stunt that earned him the title of “The greatest stuntman in Asia.”

Li had a bit of a rough landing when he made it to the other side of the river. However, he subsequently sent out a message that he was in good condition and thanked everyone for their support.

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