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Pakistan broke into the Guinness World Record book with another eight records

Lahore: Pakistan broke into the Guinness World Record book with yet another eight records here at the Expo Centre on Sunday.

The youngsters of the province under the banner of Youth Festival 2012 arranged a dozen attempts and out of them eight were successfully created or either broken.

Pakistan yesterday successfully created the Guinness World Record of mass participation of 42813 in singing the national anthem of Pakistan here during the opening ceremony of the Punjab Youth Festival 2012 breaking the Indian record of 16243.

Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan and Director General Sports Board Punjab Usman Anwar visited all the venues of the events and also saw some of the world records broken.

Ahmed Hussain and Ahmed Amin Bodla attempted maximum martial arts kicks and Bodla outscored Hussain by 14 kicks. Bodla kicked into the GWR Book with 616 kicks in three minutes while Ahmed Hussain reached 312 kicks in the given time.

In the attempt of fastest time to wire a plug, Mian Nauman completed the assembling in 35.93 seconds to be part of the record.

Mohammad Mansha, an employee of Sports Board Punjab, who with his tireless effort spoils the taste buds of all the participants of the Punjab Youth Festival, cooked three chapaties in three minutes and 14.93 seconds to become the record holder in the chef’s category.

In another attempt, Jalilul Hassan going for the fastest time to assemble a full cricket kit recorded one minute and 8.21 second to get a place for Pakistan in the GWR.

One of the most fascinating and charming event that took place on the day was the World Record that went to a 12 year old girl who in the fastest time to arrange a chess set made the country proud. Mahak Gul, who recently took part in Chess Olympiad, took just 45 seconds to complete the chess board breaking the previous record of one minute.

Saadi Mohammad, in front of the Chief Minister, pulled coaster for 63.8 metres with his moustache to be in the Guinness Book.

Lt Nauman and Sheroz leapfrog into GWR with their efforts. They leapfrogged 34 jumps in 30 seconds beating the previous best of 30 jumps.

In the football headers, Danial Gil and Qamar Rizwan kept the ball in the air with their heads for around 4.46 minutes and during that course of time they headed the ball 335 whiule the previous record was of 170 heads.

The two attemptes that were failed to achieve the mark were of wearing maximum number of T-shirts. Abdul Majeed in his first attempt wore 27 T-shirts in one minute and in his second attempt he managed 18 when the GWR is of 31 T-shirts. He was partnered by Ahmed Shaukat. In the table tennis knock, Hafiz Zeeshan and Faheen Raza could manage just 162 knocks when the GWR is of 180 knocks.

Meanwhile the most number of push ups in hour attempted by Mohammad Munir was held but its result was announced today (Monday) after the adjudicator Gareth Deaves will observe the video and come up to a decision.

Most martial arts kicks in one minute attempted by Ahmed Amin Bodla finished in a failure but the likely chance is that he would be given another attempt on Monday.

Meanwhile, the venue also held cooking, naat, qirat, millinagheme and job fair at the same venue and was also visited by the CM.

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