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Tsegay favourite to win Delhi Half Marathon


September 10th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) One of the world's fastest half-marathoners Ethiopian Atsedu Tsegay has confirmed his participation for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.The 21-year-old Tsegay clocked 58.47 minutes when ... Read more...

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Five Paralympic golds leave Savchenko incredulous


September 8th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Winning five gold medals in the London 2012 Paralympic pool has left swimmer Oksana Savchenko incredulous.The 21-year-old Russian set a new world record to claim ... Read more...

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Giant burger sets new world record


September 4th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Minnesota, Sept 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A casino near Carlton Minnesota has baked the world biggest cheese burger ever. The burger is 10 feet in diameter and weighs more than a ton. When ... Read more...

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China’s para-powerlifter Liu stuns world


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Guaranteeing the gold and shattering the men's 67.5kg powerlifting Paralympic record in his first attempt, failing in the following two attempts to set a new world ... Read more...

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Paralympic discus gold for Russia


September 1st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Alexei Ashapatov has hurled his way to Paralympic gold in the men's discus for athletes who use wheelchairs, setting a new world record along ... Read more...

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Slovenian accordionist sets new world record


August 28th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Ljubljana (Slovenia), Aug 28 (IANS) Slovenian accordionist Zoran Zorko has set a new Guinness world record with a marathon accordion performances that lasted 35 hours and 32 minutes, Xinhua reported.Zorko's ... Read more...

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Russian chopper sets altitude record


August 27th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, August 27 (IANS/ RIA Novosti) A Russian helicopter set a new world altitude record Monday, the final day of the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championships near Moscow, rotorcraft maker Russian ... Read more...

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Witches set world record for largest gathering


August 19th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A total of 482 people wearing black pointed hats, black cloaks and carrying a broom have set a new world record for the biggest group of ... Read more...

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Olympics: Bolt creates history winning 100m, 200m (Roundup)


August 10th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has created Olympic history by becoming the first man to win the 100 and 200 metres in successive games.Bolt Thursday night ran ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Merritt a deserving 110m hurdles champion (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Aries Merritt ran a personal best of 12.92 to win the gold medal as the US took 1-2 in the final of the 110 metres hurdle ... Read more...

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Olympics: Pistol shooter Vijay Kumar wins silver; India gets second medal (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Army marksman Vijay Kumar gave India the second medal from the Royal Artillery Barracks winning the silver in the men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol event ... Read more...

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Olympic shooting: Vijay Kumar qualifies for final


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian shooter Vijay Kumar qualified for the final round of the 25-metre rapid fire pistol event at the 2012 London Olympics here Friday.The 26-year-old clocked 585, ... Read more...

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Gyurta wins 200m breaststroke gold, sets world record


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:28 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hungary's double world champion Daniel Gyurta won the 200 metres breaststroke gold Wednesday, setting a new world record.Gyurta clocked 2 minutes, 7.28 seconds, two tenths ... Read more...

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British Olympic chief defends Chinese swimmer Ye


July 31st, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Colin Moynihan, chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA), has spoken out in defence of 16-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen against doping suspicions.Ye's swim in ... Read more...

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Lochte impressed by Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen at Olympics


July 29th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Ryan Lochte, winner of the men's 400m individual medley, admitted Sunday that China's Ye Shiwen had been a topic of conversation over the dinner table ... Read more...

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Indian archers off the mark at Lord’s


July 27th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Indian archers struggled to find the mark on the opening day of competitions at the London Olympics Friday with the men's trio of Jayanta Talukdar, Tarundeep ... Read more...

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‘Blind’ archer helps set Olympics’ first world record (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World records started to tumble even before the opening ceremony of the London Olympics Friday, with a legally blind South Korean archer the star.Im Dong-Hyun ... Read more...

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Big Ben to ring in the Olympics


July 25th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Big Ben, one of the most famous landmarks of London, will celebrate the opening day of the Olympic Games with a historic peel of bells.Big Ben ... Read more...

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Greene discounts world record by Bolt in London


June 28th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Eugene (Oregon), June 28 (IANS/CMC) Former Olympic sprint champion Maurice Greene has dismissed the notion that Jamaican Usain Bolt can rescale the lofty heights of 2008 when he established two mind-boggling ... Read more...

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Russian wing-suit jumper sets new world record


June 6th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 6 (IANS) Valery Rozov, a 47-year-old climber and base jumper from Russia, has set a new world record by performing a wing-suit jump from the 6,543-metre-high Shivling mountain ... Read more...

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South Korea aims 10 gold medals at London Olympics


April 19th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 19 (IANS) South Korea aims to capture more than 10 gold medals for a top-10 finish in the London Olympics, with hopes running high after the country's superlative ... Read more...

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Pentathlete Dobrynska first to break 5,000-point barrier


March 10th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, March 10 (IANS) Natallia Dobrynska of Ukraine set a new world record in the Pentathlon tallying 5013 points to win the world title on the opening day of the ... Read more...

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Firozabad forms record 115-km human chain for polls


February 15th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 15 (IANS) The residents of Firozabad Wednesday claimed to have set a new world record by forming a 115 km long human chain.On Valentine's Day, Firozabad's ... Read more...

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Bolt, Pearson named IAAF athletes of the year


November 13th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Monaco, Nov 13 (IANS) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and Australia's Sally Pearson, the world 100m hurdles champion, were named IAAF athletes of the year here.Bolt, the Olympic 100-metre champion, wins ... Read more...

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Chinese hybrid rice sets new world record


September 19th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) The yield of China's newly-developed hybrid rice breed, known as super rice, has set a new world record, authorities said.The rice breed, DH2525, produced a harvest ... Read more...

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World atheletics: Jamaican quartet claim 4×100 relay record


September 5th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Daegu (South Korea), Sep 4 (IANS) The Daegu world championships finally reached a thrilling peak, witnessing a world record falling in the last event with Usain Bolt's final ... Read more...

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Pakistan sets national anthem singing record


August 14th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Nearly 6,000 people gathered in Pakistan's port city of Karachi to sing the national anthem and set a new world record, a media report said.A total ... Read more...

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Ukrainian man to spend 35 days in cage with lion


August 4th, 2011 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Ukrainian owner of a small private zoo will spend 35 days in a cage with a pregnant lioness in a bid to set a ... Read more...

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Australian woman sets solo ocean swim record


June 15th, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) An Australian woman has set a new world record for an unassisted solo ocean swim, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) reported.Shadowed by sharks and fighting severe ... Read more...

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Estonians haul 20,000-tonne ship, set world record


May 21st, 2011 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Tallinn, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of 20 men from Estonia have set a new world record by pulling a 20,000-tonne ship.To set the record, the participants had to ... Read more...

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Super-fit Brit businessman, 50, will run 66 ultra-marathons in 66 days


April 20th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): A businessman in Britain is set to run 66 ultra-marathons in 66 days to help raise 1 million pounds for a charity.Andy McMenemy, 50, the son of a ... Read more...

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New world record: Heart surgery on 100-year-old man


April 8th, 2011 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Rome, April 8 (IANS) Italy has set a new world record in the field of medical science with an open-heart surgery on a 100-year-old man, a media report said.Medical experts ... Read more...

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US diver jump into kids’ paddling pool from 36ft to set new world record


March 17th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 17 (ANI): A US shallow diver broke his own world record by diving from more than 36ft into a kids' paddling pool containing only 12 inches of water.Throwing out 137 ... Read more...

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BA sets new world record for ‘highest stand-up comedy gig in the world’


March 14th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): British Airways has set a new Guinness World Record for the 'highest stand-up comedy gig in the world' in aid of Comic Relief.Comedians including Dara O Briain joined ... Read more...

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Mexican sets new world record for fastest barefoot water skiing


March 9th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 09 (ANI): A Mexican businessman has set a new world record for the fastest barefoot water skiing.Fernando Reina Iglesias was towed by a helicopter in Acapulco and reached 153mph on ... Read more...

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