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Punjab Youth Festival: Pakistan create six new Guinness World Records

Lahore, March 12, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Punjab Sports Board on Tuesday went for another six successful Guinness World Records here at the Hockey Stadium and SBP Gymnasium. GWR adjudicator Carlos Martinez, who flew to Lahore on Monday night, to adjudicate nine attempts on day one of the attempts but due to the shortage of time the youngsters of Pakistan could attempt six GWR and were able to get their name registered in the Guinness Book of World Records established on the platform of the Punjab Youth Festival.

Talking to media, Martinez expressed his delight to be in Lahore to adjudicate Guinness World Records. “It’s our 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 while talking to media. In hockey passes, the 11 member team comprising Faisal Rasheed (Sheikhupura), Hafif Saeedul Hassan (Hafizabad), Hassaan Ubaid, Shah Rukh Tariq, Muhammad Waseem Sarwar, Ali Raza (all of Punjab University), Ali Butt (PTV), Sultan Ashraf (Pakistan Steel), Awaisur Rehman (PHF Academy), Muhammad Azfar Yaqoob (PIA), Atif Baig (Police) set a world mark of 43 passes in one minutes.

The team set the record in their third attempt after there were fouls in their previous two attempts in which they made 46 and 45 passes respectively while GWR had set at least 30 passes in a minute to be attempted and the hockey team of SBP easily passed the mark. In the second GWR attempt, the farthest dribbling of the hockey ball was done by the same bunch of players with only one change in which Ali Butt was rested and Sarfraz was sent in to complete the record in three minutes.

They all carried the ball dribbling to a distance of 979.2 metres when Guinness set 600 metres distance as the minimum space for them to cover. These players were coached by Muhammad Yaqoob and Olympian Muhammad Saqlain while FIH A grade umpires Haider Rasool and Rana Muhammad Liaqat ensured foul free attempts. Aneel Khan (Sheikhupura), Maloof Mustafa, Ali Mustafa, Abdul Razaq, Amir Basheer (all of Punjab University), Imran Athar (Police), Salman Razaq, Muhammad Adnan Ashfaq, Mazhar (all of GCU) were on the bench to give cover to the participating players. Mohammad Rashid of Karachi opened 40 bottles caps with his head in one minute. In one of the most fascinating attempt Rashid broke the previous record of 24 set by Germany’s Ahmed Tafzi.

In the largest sequins mosaic record, Mohammad Salim Amin created record a picture Chief Minister Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif measuring 6.2 square metres using 325,000 sequins surpassing the previous record of 2mx3m mosaic having 300,000 sequins set by students in Hungary. In the most number of badminton passes in one minute, Mohammad Wajid and Atique set 123 passes record when the target of 30 passes was set by GWR. And in the last attempt of kicking coconuts off the heads in one minute, Mohammad Rashid created his second and the day’s sixth record by kicking 50 coconuts down from the head of people standing in a round. On the other hand the days, fastest time to dress a male mannequin, most martial arts kicks in one hour and largest paint swatch will be taken into account on March 13 along with several more attempts.

CM XI beat Veteran Blues in Youth Festival Veterans Cricket LAHORE (March 12, 2013): Chief Minister XI beat Veteran XI by 19 runs in the last and third match of the Veterans Cricket of the Punjab Youth Festival played here at the Bagh-i-Jinnah’s Lahore Gymkhana Ground on Tuesday. Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, who was to lead one of the teams was the chief guest of the final ceremony. He was accompanied by Director General Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Usman Anwar. Batting first Chief Minister XI hammered 231 runs for eight wickets in 30 overs. Kamran Khan was the vital player in the building of a big total.

He cracked 114 runs and got ample support from Zahoor Elahi 32 and Ali Amjad 20. Rauf Wani and Rehan Rauf shared two wickets each for 36 and 48 runs respectively. In reply, Veterans Blues could manage to reach 212 and in the process they lost all of their wickets. Mian Parvaiz did his best to meet the requirement of the average by scoring 56 runs while Shahid Mansoor scored 45 and Zubair Butt 23.

Asim Sheikh and Romail Bashir applied breaks of the flow of their rival teams score by taking four wickets and two in order giving away 42 and 36 runs respectively. Later Rana Mashhood and Usman Anwar gave the man of the match award to Kamran for his brilliant century.

For more information, Contact:
Sports Board Punjab
National Hockey Stadium, Lahore
Ph: (92-42) 99231993
Fax: (92-42) 99230664
Website: www.sportsportal.punjab.gov.pk

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