Peshawar boy kicks his way into Guinness World Records

Published: October 21, 2012

Screenshot of Ahmed Bodla.

LAHORE: Ahmed Bodla set a new world record on Sunday for kicking 617 times in three minutes, Express News reported.

Hailing from Peshawar, 19-year-old Bodla kicked a punching bag 617 times and was observed by the Guinness World Record team, which declared him successful.

The victorious record breaker, while speaking to the media revealed that his knee was injured and bandaged but despite the injury, he wanted to compete for the title.

“India keeps challenging us on social media websites like Facebook and it’s a good thing that are competing with them,” said Bodla.

He dedicated his victory was one for all Pakistanis.

He said, “I guarantee that the next time I will make a better record.”

Athletes and participants from different cities have gathered at Lahore Expo Centre today in order to attempt breaking 13 records, followed by Saturday’s triumph of setting a world record of singing the national anthem simultaneously.

As many as 44,200 Pakistanis sang the national anthem together at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore, breaking India’s record.

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Reader Comments (26)

  • Aaa
    Oct 21, 2012 - 3:34PM

    Congratulations to the great nation.
    Where is link to youtube for this event.


  • Aaa
    Oct 21, 2012 - 3:37PM

    Only a pathan can kick a bag 3 in a second


  • Liaqat Yousufzai
    Oct 21, 2012 - 3:42PM

    congratulation. since yesterday, good news are coming up. bravo!


  • Googly
    Oct 21, 2012 - 3:43PM

    Congratulations !!! On a lighter note, a pertinent question would have been “who’s face was in your mind while you were punching that poor bag” :)


  • paki
    Oct 21, 2012 - 3:47PM

    @Aaa he is not pathan! your words can hurt!


  • Noman Ansari
    Oct 21, 2012 - 3:56PM

    Another useless record.


  • Trojan
    Oct 21, 2012 - 4:08PM

    UFC champion in the making


  • Khan
    Oct 21, 2012 - 4:11PM

    Bravo!! Keep it up!


  • ali nawaz
    Oct 21, 2012 - 4:38PM

    congratulation to all pakistanis


  • pk
    Oct 21, 2012 - 4:43PM

    Is there anything constructive in this country left to do then doing away with some stupid records which have no credence. Time waste this event in LHR. Compete on educational and professional front my fellow countrymen, these things wont let you be anywhere on global map!


  • A. Khan
    Oct 21, 2012 - 4:53PM


    Bilor’s ?


  • PaKhtoon
    Oct 21, 2012 - 5:13PM

    Congrats, Ahmed Keep it up


  • Yahya Khan
    Oct 21, 2012 - 5:26PM

    @Noman Ansari: try to c the brighter side buddy. Wish you all the bestRecommend

  • dpd
    Oct 21, 2012 - 5:41PM

    wow, keep the records flowing…….


  • Xtreme
    Oct 21, 2012 - 6:14PM

    Proud to be a Bodla..


  • Jihad Bil-Qalam
    Oct 21, 2012 - 6:15PM

    We are making so many “easy” and “stupid” Guiness World Records, lately. Could anyone among the 180 Million Pakistanis try to win a bronze medal in the next Olympic games? Unfortunately, it has been about a generation since any Pakistani won any medal in the Olympics.


  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Oct 21, 2012 - 6:34PM

    A new world record will be set in next election.
    “Most popular leader could not win a single seat in election”


  • Aijaz Haider
    Oct 21, 2012 - 7:33PM

    “LAHORE: Ahmed Bodla set a new world record on Sunday for kicking 617 times in three minutes, Express News reported.”, i.e. 3.428 kicks/second or one kick in 0.3 second. He should be sent to Afghanistan to drive out 60,000 US and NATO troops in just 60,000*0.3=18,000 secs = 300 mins = 5 hours! The decade-long war will finish off in just 5 hours!


  • Blah
    Oct 21, 2012 - 7:33PM

    @PK if you can’t appreciate, DAAAANT JAAAALOUS :) (and yes i had to type it like this)


  • Hasan
    Oct 21, 2012 - 7:38PM

    Awesome record – I don’t care where in Pakistan he is from, he has put Pakistan on the map for a good reason and made his country and his family proud.

    For those Pakistanis who have the nerve to call this a waste of time, I’d be very keen to know what any of you have done for the country, other than sitting at your computers and posting negative comments.



  • Hammad
    Oct 21, 2012 - 9:05PM

    What is this obsession with breaking Indian records? Can’t we do achieve something without mentioning them?


  • Aijaz Haider
    Oct 21, 2012 - 9:29PM

    @Hasan: Excellent!


  • Khurram Malik
    Oct 22, 2012 - 1:28AM

    @Aaa: He is not a Pathan. He is Bodla and Bodla tribe mostly lives near Sahiwal in Punjab and some of them in KPK as well but they are not Pukhtoons.


  • pk
    Oct 22, 2012 - 4:33AM

    @Blah: I dont appreciate something which has no literal or constructive meaning!


  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Oct 22, 2012 - 9:35AM

    I saw the video of the previous record holder. At the rate of 3 “kicks” per second, the person is essentially jerking his foot not kicking!
    Besides, the Guinness book is bit of a nuisance now-a-days. Recently, they declared an Iranian to have the biggest arms (i.e.; biceps and triceps combined) and the bodybuilding community pointed out that the guy was simply injecting synthol into his muscles!


  • Hasan
    Oct 22, 2012 - 7:55PM

    @Aijaz Haider:

    LOL great thinking, bro – there’s a job in the ISSI policy thinktank just waiting for you!



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