Record: Most consecutive cars jumped over on a pogo stick
Who: Tyler Phillips, USA
This year, Tyler Phillips leapt enormous heights and distances on his pogo stick to clear five consecutive London black cabs (this means he landed between each vehicle, rather than clearing all five at once). Each taxi was 2.8 metres apart. After clearing the last taxi and breaking the world record – previously set at four cars – Phillips even had enough energy leftover to finish his stunt with a front flip.
Record: Furthest basketball shot hit from the ground with the hand
Who: Alireza Sadeghi Barzani, Iran
Distance: 15 metres
Waiting on his hands and knees, Iranian athlete Alireza Sadeghi Barzani received a rolling pass of a basketball, and with one deft movement of his arm, hit it in a perfect arc over a massive 15 metres, where it fell comfortably through the hoop. The 50-year-old Barzani is famous for his variety of impressive sporting feats performed while using crutches.
Record: Shortest competitive bodybuilder (male)
Who: Pratik Mohite, India
Height: 102cm (3 ft 4)
At just over one metre tall, it wasn’t easy for Mohite to begin bodybuilding. First starting bodybuilding in 2012, for nine years he has worked incredibly hard to develop a bodybuilder’s physique and physical strength. What’s makes the world record for shortest competitive bodybuilder even more impressive is the fact Mohite is only 25 years old.
Did you know?
The Army Cadets have two Guinness World Records of their own, set on the 10th
of October 2020 to mark World Mental Health Day. The first of these records was for the deepest underground marathon distance run (team). The idea behind the record was to spread the idea that we never know what’s going on beneath the surface in terms of mental health. Sally Orange and Jordan Wylie represented Army Cadets for the marathon, which was completed in a mine in North Yorkshire at a depth of at least 1,000 metres.
The second record broken was for the most people completing an online mental health awareness course in 24 hours.
This was broken on the same day, and was completed by 1,622 Army Cadets and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers. Aside from holding a new Guinness World Record, participants in the course can now recognise the signs of poor mental health, thereby helping to aid their friends and colleagues, as well as removing the stigma around the discussion of mental health.
Here’s to more records being smashed in 2022!