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Pakistani youths set six Guinness records in a day
Publication Date : 14-03-2013
Six new records set at the Punjab Youth Festival in different events have made it to the Guinness Book of World Records.
According to a Punjab Sports Board press release, Guinness Book Adjudicator Carlos Martinez flew to Lahore on Monday night to adjudicate nine attempts on the first day of the events, but due to shortage of time the participants could attempt only six and were able to enter the Guinness book of records.
Talking to the media, Martinez expressed his delight at being in Lahore to adjudicate the world records.
“It’s our mission to register records in the world and I congratulate the Punjab Youth Festival organisers for setting a field for new world records. I wish them the best of luck,” he said.
The first event was hockey where an 11-member team set a record of making 43 passes in one minute. The team set the record in their third attempt. The same team set another record in hockey of farthest dribbling of the ball. The team dribbled the ball to 979.2 metres in three minutes.
Muhammad Rashid of Karachi made it to the Guinness Book by opening 40 bottle caps with his head in one minute. In one of the more fascinating attempts, Rashid broke the previous record of 24 openings, set by Germany’s Ahmed Tafzi.
In the largest sequins mosaic category, Muhammad Salim Amin set a record by making a picture of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif measuring 6.2 square metres using 325,000 sequins, beating the previous record of a two-by-three-metre mosaic of 300,000 sequins set by Hungarian students.
In the category of most badminton shuttlecocks shuttled in a minute, Muhammad Wajid and Atique set a record by exchanging the shuttle 123 times.
And in the last event, Muhammad Rashid created his second and the day’s sixth record by kicking 50 coconuts down the heads of people standing in a round.
More attempts will continue today to create records for fastest time to dress a male mannequin, most martial arts kicks in one hour and largest paint swatch.