Pakistan bags six new Guinness World Records

Published: March 13, 2013

Pakistani youngsters won 6 more world records today at the Punjab Youth Festival. PHOTO: Guinness

LAHORE: Pakistan’s talented youth took the country to the Guinness World Records (GWR) once again by creating six records in different entertainment events in Lahore on Tuesday.

Last year, in December, Pakistani youth set 11 new marks for GWR.

GWR adjudicator Carlos Martinez arrived to Lahore on Monday night to adjudicate nine attempts on day one of the attempts, but due to the shortage of time the youth could attempt only six GWR to get their name registered from the platform of the Punjab Youth Festival.

While talking to the media, Martinez expressed his delight to be in Lahore to adjudicate Guinness World Records.

“It’s in our (GWR) DNA to set records in the world and I congratulate the Punjab Youth Festival organisers for setting a field for new GWRs. I wish them best of luck,” he said.

In hockey, the 11-member team set a world mark of 43 passes in one minute. The team set the record in their third attempt.

In the second GWR attempt, the farthest dribbling of a hockey ball was completed by the same team. They all carried the ball to a distance of 979.2 metres by dribbling, whereas the previous record was set at 600 metres.

Mohammad Rashid of Karachi set another record by opening 40 bottles caps with his head in one minute. He broke the previous record of 24 set by Germany’s Ahmed Tafzi.

Mohammad Salim Amin clinched the largest sequins mosaic record by creating a picture of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, measuring 6.2 square metres and using 325,000 sequins.

In the most number of continuous badminton passes in one minute, Mohammad Wajid and Atique completed 123 continuous passes while the target set by GWR was of 30 passes.

Mohammad Rashid created his second and the day’s sixth world record by kicking 50 coconuts down from the heads of people standing in a row.

Records for fastest time to dress a male mannequin, most martial arts kicks in one hour and largest paint swatch will be decided on March 13, along with several more attempts.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Zeta
    Mar 13, 2013 - 5:03AM

    Great Job youth.

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  • Raj Kafir
    Mar 13, 2013 - 7:45AM

    Mohammad Rashid created his second and the day’s sixth world record by kicking 50 coconuts down from the heads of people standing in a row.
    My sincere congratulations to the Fiftieth person with a coconut on his/her head.

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  • Pakistani
    Mar 13, 2013 - 8:13AM

    Well done … youth is doing good work to promote a better image of Pakistan

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  • Tooba Iftikhar
    Mar 13, 2013 - 10:59AM

    Well done! Congratulations! & Full appreciation to Punjab government and Shahbaz Sharif.

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  • Mar 13, 2013 - 11:20AM

    congratulation to all of you………….
    you guys again rocked
    keep it upRecommend

  • Muhammad
    Mar 13, 2013 - 12:24PM

    Congratulations ! Congratulations !….Please give me a break…all stupid, senseless, non productive works. Better do some thing small but positive and constructive. Remove a stone from the road or clear the garbage from the street.

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  • Truth_Prevails
    Mar 13, 2013 - 12:42PM

    @Muhammad: Ahhhh! You wont understand.Recommend

  • Maryam
    Mar 13, 2013 - 12:51PM

    @Muhammad:
    we are doing the non productive work , to keep the balance you are requested to do the productive/constructive/positive .

    Please remove a stone from the road or clear the garbage from the street!

    thanks!

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  • Hussain
    Mar 13, 2013 - 2:03PM

    i agree with you mohammad but this is also a positive thing as our image has gone from bad to worst. This will have a positive impact..trust me it is one of the great achivements of pakistan.
    WELL DONE .. CHEERS FOR THE PAKISTANI YOUTH…..

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  • Bitter Reality
    Mar 13, 2013 - 2:51PM

    Mohammad Rashid of Karachi set another record by opening 40 bottles caps with his head in one minute.
    I dint get it by the way

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  • Mustafa alvi
    Mar 13, 2013 - 4:11PM

    @Muhammad:
    I dont see whats wrong with having a little fun? Specially when youre not hurting anyone? And yes we as responsible pakistanis do help the poor , we do clean the streets , we donate more generously than any nation in the world but it doesnt mean we should do that 24/7. So if one cant encourage , they should not discourage either.

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  • Dr.X
    Mar 14, 2013 - 1:18AM

    In Rome, they had Gladiators to keep the Public entertained n busy. In Pakistan, we have got Sports and stupid World Records!!Recommend

  • Owais
    Mar 14, 2013 - 10:19AM

    Well done brothers. Pakistan needs to promote young talent. As for the critics, all I have to say is that some people are just born to be blockers for others in anything creative…

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