Dandamudi Rajagopal Rao Indoor Stadium in Vijayawada erupted in celebrations when the duo achieved the new Guinness World Record.

Two youngsters create Guinness World Record for Longest Marathon Carrom Playing in APImage credit:Facebook/Durga Prasad Gopisetty
news World Record Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 09:10

Two youngsters in Vijayawada have created another world record for the state. Husna Sameera (16) and Allada Pavana (22), on Monday created a new Guinness World Record for the ‘Longest Marathon Carrom playing’ by playing for 34 hours 45 minutes and 56 Seconds at the DRRMC Indoor Stadium.

Dandamudi Rajagopal Rao Indoor Stadium in Vijayawada erupted in celebrations when the duo achieved the new Guinness World Record.

The earlier world record timing registered was of 32 hr 45 min by Atul Kharecha, Narayan Paranjape, Prakash Kagal and Pramod Shah at the Indian Association Office in USA on 31 July 2005.

Sameera and Pavan reportedly started playing from 8am on Sunday and played till 6.45pm on Monday, with just seven official breaks, creating a new record.

The game was monitored by two witnessing judges for every four hours while the event was coordinated by the chief coordinator of Guinness World Records, Squadron Leader Jayasimha.

Thanking her coach and parents for their support, 16-year-old Sameera said that the game has tested her concentration, physical fitness, endurance and willpower, and when finally they made the new mark, the moment was fulfilling for her.

“It is a dream come true for both the players and the event will ignite passion among youngsters to take up the indoor game in a big away. One who is good in sports will automatically be good in academics,” All India Carrom Federation president Neeraj Kumar told The Hindu.

However, Sameera had previously achieved several medals in the field of carrom.

It was reported that she has won Bronze medal in sub Junior Nationals in 2012 and 3rd Place in south Zone in 2010, 2011, 2012.

Earlier she had also played nonstop carrom for 18 hours, 18 minutes and 18 seconds with 18 players, and another stint of Nonstop Carrom for 20 hours, 20 Minutes and 20 seconds with 20 players.

She also mentioned that the aim of the event was to create more popularity for the game, while she intend to inspire others to take up sports also as a career option.

 

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