Georgian president's son claims 'iPad typing record'

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's 15-year-old son on Tuesday joined his father as a global leader - by claiming the world record for speed typing on an iPad.

Eduard Saakashvili achieved a world record for typing the English alphabet on an iPad in 5.26 seconds - an improvement of 1.05 seconds on the previous record set by British teenager Charlie Joseph McDonnell in 2010.

The unusual feat was documented by an observer from Guinness World Records in the former Soviet republic's Black Sea resort of Batumi.

"I am very happy," Eduard said in comments broadcast by Georgian television after the finger-busting workout, explaining that he had spent months getting ready for the unusual event.

"Our whole family has been nervous. I am a very proud mummy today," said President Saakashvili's Dutch wife, Sandra Roelofs, who watched her son's triumph.

In March the Georgian leader's younger son, five-year-old Nikoloz, also attracted media attention when he and his father donned military fatigues for a training session at a military base in an unusual attempt to promote the country's armed forces.

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