Pakistani Taekwando champion secures another Guinness World Record

Published: August 21, 2015
Ahmad Amin Bodla PHOTO:

Ahmad Amin Bodla PHOTO:

Pakistan Taekwondo black belt Ahmad Amin Bodla has broken the Guinness World Record for most squat thrusts in one minute with 40 pounds weight on the back. 

“I did 23 repetitions while the previous record was 21 by Paddy Douyle of England. It is a great honour for me to make records for my country. I work very hard for these performances. I have achieved a lot of international recognition over the last few years.,” Bodla said, while speaking to APP.

Read: Guinness World Records: Another feather in Bodla’s cap

However, Bodla was disappointed that in Pakistan it was difficult to get rewards for these activities. “The priorities of the concerned sports authorities do not facilitate athletes other than cricketers,” he said.

Bodla is also the first Pakistani to be inducted in the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame, courtesy of his 32 world records, including five recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records and one by Germany’s Book of Alternative records.

The 22-year-old has been creating world records of most kicks, knee-strikes, and punches since 2012, and within a year, he became the first Pakistani to break the record of most kicks in three minutes (616) which he improved again (783) in 2013.

Read: Bodla inducted in US Martial Arts Hall of Fame

He also holds the record of most martial arts kicks in a minute (355), most kicks in an hour (6,970) and most full-contact knee strikes in a minute (79).

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Impressed
    Aug 21, 2015 - 3:00PM

    Legend! Hope he gets promoted locally.Recommend

  • Muhammad Owais
    Aug 21, 2015 - 8:47PM

    We have so much talent but bcoz of negligence of government talent is being wasted.Recommend

  • someone
    Aug 22, 2015 - 12:15AM

    “The board does not hit back” : Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon. Recommend

  • AsifButt
    Aug 22, 2015 - 6:14AM

    Next he will get role as the country’s next Sultan Rahi in Lollywood…Recommend

  • Roha
    Aug 22, 2015 - 12:21PM

    Someone please interview this guy. We need more happy positive things to see.Recommend

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