Pakistan bags six new Guinness World Records

These six new records are in an addition to the eleven that were won at the last meet.

March 12, 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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Owais | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

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...

Dr.X | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend In Rome, they had Gladiators to keep the Public entertained n busy. In Pakistan, we have got Sports and stupid World Records!!
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