Lawn Bowls Record broken, when no record existed

Cloncurry Lawn Bowls Club manager Shayne Barwick started on Friday morning and rolled his last ball yesterday, enduring 73 hours of playing. He originally read that was the world record and announced his bid, but later realised that no record currently exists. Mr Barwick is confident raising $20,000 for a verandah over the club’s disability ramp. “I’ve … [Read the full story]

Teddy bear sets skydiving world record

Many thought Felix Baumgartner’s world record feat of skydiving from the edge of space could never be beaten by another human being and they were probably right – but nobody said anything about a teddy bear. The toy, owned by balloonist David Akerman, managed to improve on Baumgartner’s record by 31 metres after falling from … [Read the full story]

Blind biker sets new world speed record

Every corner’s a blind bend for this motorcyclist. But Stuart Gunn’s inability to see where he’s going has not prevented him from setting a new world speed record. He became the fastest blind and disabled biker on the planet after hitting 167.1mph on Saturday. His father, Geoff, rides alongside him and uses an intercom system … [Read the full story]

New world record set for collective nude bathing

With 729 people bathing nude at the same time, the beach at the Spanish town of Vera has proclaimed itself the new Guinness world record holder for collective nude bathing. The southeastern Spanish town took the honour from New Zealand, which had previously been in the number one spot with 506 nude bathers. With the … [Read the full story]

Jaws sets new hot dog eating world record

World famous champion eater Joey ‘Jaws’ Chestnut skipped dessert after chomping his way to victory at the International Hot Dog Eating Contest. The American beat his own world record at the Fourth of July event on New York’s Coney Island after downing 69 wieners in just ten minutes. His gargantuan effort saw him take home … [Read the full story]

Qld company unveil world’s biggest tea bag

A tea company on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast says it has made the world’s biggest tea bag to raise money for cancer research. The giant tea bag weighs 151 kilograms, stands three metres high and would make about 100,000 cups of tea. It will be officially unveiled later this month at Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in … [Read the full story]

Motocross rider dies during world record practice

A 19-year-old motocross rider has died after attempting to make a 90m jump while training. Tyrone Gilks was training at Maitland Showground when he crashed at full speed into the front of a landing ramp. He suffered critical chest injuries and passed away during surgery at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. He had been practicing … [Read the full story]

Legoland breaks world record

Legoland Florida has opened its new water park with a splash, with a world record attempt for the highest number of beach balls in the air at the same time. The previous record stood at 401, but the 1,355 special guests, who also got to sample the water park before its official opening tomorrow (May … [Read the full story]

London weather could affect Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt can lower his 100m world record below 9.5 seconds, his coach has said, but London’s weather could foil his efforts. Glen Mills, who has coached Bolt since 2004, said that the reigning Olympic champion could reach 9.49 or lower and shatter his current world record of 9.58. “I don’t think it is impossible,” … [Read the full story]

Great Sportswomen – Yelena Isinbaeva

On 22 July 2005 Yelena Isinbaeva became the first woman to clear the historic 5.00 metre (16.4 feet) barrier in pole vault. At the age of 27 Isinbaeva has been a nine-time major champion (Olympic, World outdoor and indoor champion and European outdoor and indoor champion). Isinbaeva’s current world records are 5.06 m outdoors, a … [Read the full story]

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