GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Entertainment

    Share

The initiative aims to make GWR more relevant and accessible to people with physical, intellectual and visual impairments around the world

MENA: Longest static wall sit (female) – LA1

UK: Fastest accumulative time crossing the United Kingdom by tandem bicycle (male) - IS1 

USA: Fastest 100 miles on a treadmill (female) - LA2 (not happening until July)

05, June 2021:   Darine Barbar, an inspirational amputee athlete who just made history by breaking the Guinness World Records™ title for Longest Samson's chair/static wall sit (female) achieving a total of 2 minutes, and 8.24 seconds. 

Darine has an above knee left leg amputation and lost her leg at the age of 15 to bone cancer. She had another accident in 2013 when she broke her left hip where her amputation is and had to have two screws in the hip.

The record broken today marks the launch of the Guinness World Records Impairment Records Initiative, which sees the introduction of an initial twenty-three classification categories for physical, intellectual and visual impairments. The classifications, created with the support of external experts, will be applicable across all sports, strength and ‘journey' records. 

The result is the chance to create potentially hundreds of new record titles which can be attempted by people with impairments around the world, allowing amateur athletes, fitness fanatics and keen-sports people to achieve GWR titles for records such as that revealed today, as well as titles such as ‘Most pull ups in one minute – AA1' and ‘Fastest time to pull a fire engine 100 metres – MP3', and many more. 

After setting the world record, Darine said: “I lost my left leg in June 1993 at the age of 15 due to bone cancer, and today, in the same month after 28 years, I am back to win the battle. My story has inspired many throughout the years, and today I make history hoping to inspire millions around the world. I thank Guinness World Records™ for considering the new classifications for people with determination, and I am proud to be part of a campaign that will change the lives of millions across the globe.”

Learn more about the classifications, the corresponding record categories and how to apply here.

Adam Brown, Director of Records at Guinness World Records, said: “It's a privilege to launch our Impairment Records Initiative today, a project which will make GWR instantly more relevant and accessible to millions of people around the world. The project has been a number of years in the making, so to see it go live with the announcement of three fantastic new record-holders is incredibly humbling. We really hope that in launching this project and crowning new record holders, we will encourage many more people with physical, intellectual or visual impairments to get in touch and attempt a Guinness World Records title in the future.” 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 12284 times
Posted on : Saturday, June 5, 2021  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Pogačar Returns at Tour of Slovenia
Next Story : Memac Ogilvy names Till Hohmann as Chief Creative Officer for MENA
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Standard Chartered Global Focus Q3 2021: Navigating a Vulnerable Recovery
Aesop's Parsley Seed Essentials - Your New Skincare Routine Favourites
Herman Miller and Knoll Announce New Name: MillerKnoll
Sunsets to Remember @ OSH with 50% off!
British-Born MG Motor Gains in Popularity during the first half of 2021 in the M...
You Know About the Diamond 4cs, but There Is Another ‘c' You Should Know About —...
Samsung Announces Exclusive Odyssey G9 Curved offer for UAE Consumers through th...
FW 21 WEEKEND / MAX MARA
Al Fardan Exchange Joins Forces With Empay's Contactless Ecosystem in Landmark D...
MAX&Co. FW21
Sony Middle East & Africa Introduces the New Interchangeable-Lens Camera Alpha Z...
Dubai-Based King Group Hospitality Expands Portfolio that will Boost UAE's Dh55 ...
SEHA Introduces Specialized Saturday Clinics Across the Network
Time with Michael Phelps
Zoho to make Zoho Invoice Free of Charge to Empower SMEs to Rebuild and Grow
ADU Welcomes more than 50 High School Students to the “ESTEDAD” Enrichment Bootcamps
Back to the Office with CATRICE
Jaguar Racing ‘Clones' Takeover Iconic London Underground Ahead of Heineken Lond...
ABB to Present Sustainable Solutions at Dubai EXPO 2020
Thought Series – The “True Knowing” and “Genuinely Being” Syndrome
11th Edition of SIAL Middle East and Abu Dhabi International Date Palm Exhibitio...
Live from BMW Welt: The Esports Industry Assembles Virtually at BMW Esports Boos...
5th Al Dhaid Date Festival begins at Expo Al Dhaid
Empower Awards Construction Contract Worth AED 133 Million for its 32,000 RT Dis...
Dubai's Best Activities for Summer 2021
Breathe Easy with the New Ranges from Crate & Kids
Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company Reports Q2 2021 results
My Take On FTH's Vegan Meat Range From Future Farms
4 Memorable Holiday Ideas For Eid-Al-Adha
McLaren Racing Launches Multi-Year Partnership with Stanley Black & Decker
Sharjah Chamber, South Korea Explore Fostering Economic Ties
Galaxy Ecosystem Excellence Emphasized through the Galaxy Tab S7 FE's Brilliance
Early Detection is Key to Treatment of Hepatitis: says MoHAP on World Hepatitis Day
Hyundai Motor Group Honorary Chairman Mong-Koo Chung Inducted Into Automotive Ha...
Push Start! - OMEGA
EAD and Wetlands International Launch a New Online Portal for the World's Waterb...
Dubai Summer Story Contest Challenges Creatives to Produce Ultimate DSS Video an...
Updates for BMW R 18 and R 18 Classic
Union Coop Holds 4 Virtual Training Courses for 350 Employees
Airbus Reports Half-Year (H1) 2021 Results
Middle Eastern Medical Students at St. George's University Secure US Residencies
Dubai Islamic Bank First Half 2021 Group Financial Results
Commvault Announces Fiscal 2022 First Quarter Financial Results
Foreign Exchange Brokers and How to Take Advantage of them
The Next Era of Smartphone Innovation is About to Unfold
Canadian Specialist Hospital, KEF Healthcare sign MoU to Open Centre for Cardiac...
NBQ Announces First Winner of the AED 25,000 Summer Travel Promotion
Under the Directives of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ras Al Khai...
Defender Goes Rallying: Bowler Transforms Reborn Icon for 2022 Challenge Series
Top 5 things to do this Month at THAT Concept Store