Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
12151Most people rescued at sea, civilliansUSS Brevard (AK-164)4296 peopleChina, Shanghai,Yangtze estuary23 January 1946The record for the most people rescued at sea is 4,296 Japanese civilians who were rescued by the crew of the American cargo ship USS Brevard (AK-164) commanded by Lt. John Elliott on 23 January 1946.The civilians were rescued while their cargo ship, the Enoshima Maru, was sinking after the struck a mine off Shanghai, China, in the Yangtze estuary just after the end of the WWII. The record was claimed by a friend of Frank Ottersbach, one member of the USS Brevard crew.
12152Most wins of the World Glider Aerobatic Championships by an individualJerzy Makula7 timesPoland, Toruń07 August 2011The most wins of the World Glider Aerobatic Championships is seven by Jerzy Makula (Poland) in 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1999 and 2011.
12153Most wins of the IGSA Women's Downhill Skateboard ChampionshipsBrianne Davies3 timesCanadaThe most International Gravity Sports Association Women's Downhill Championships won by an individual skater is three, by Brianne Davies (Canada) in 2008-2010.
12154Largest free-flying head-down parachuting formation (female)International Team41 peopleUnited States, 26 November 2010The largest female parachuting formation (free-flying, head-down) consisted of 41 parachutists and was formed by an international team over Eloy, Arizona, USA, on 26 November 2010.
12155First computer-controlled deathmatch opponentReaper BotfirstThe first computer controlled deathmatch opponent was the Reaper Bot, created for Quake by programmer Steve Polge who would go on to work for Epic Games on Unreal Tournament series. Indeed, Unreal was the first game to officially include deathmatch bots created by the programmers.
12156Most consecutive Test match wins by a team (male)AustraliaNot Applicable, Various01 January 2008The most consecutive cricket test match victories is 16 and was achieved by Australia twice, firstly from 14 October 1999 to 27 February 2001 and most recently from 26 December 2005 to 2 January 2008.In both instances Australia's run was halted by India.Between 26 December 2005 and 2 January 2008, the Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting led his team on a record-equalling run of 16 consecutive test match victories, matching the winning streak achieved by his predecessor Steve Waugh in the period from 14 October 1999 to 27 February 2001. Crucially, Ponting skippered his side on the field in all 16 matches, whereas Waugh had done so in only 15, having missed the 13th test, against the West Indies in Adelaide, because of a muscle injury.
12157Longest kissing chainJiayuan.com351 peopleChina, Beijing11 November 2011The longest kissing chain was achieved by 351 participants at an event organized by Jiayuan.com in Beijing, China, on 11 November 2011.
12158largest contributor to renewable energyHydro power980000000 watt(s)Hydro power ­ techniques of harnessing the energy created by moving water ­ remains the largest contributor to renewable energy, reaching a capacity of 980 GW by the end of 2009.
12159Most Olympic gold medals in BoxingLaszlo Papp, Teofilo Stevenson , Felix SavonAustralia, Melbourne01 January 1956The most Olympic gold medals won by an individual competitor in boxing is three, by Laszlo Papp (Hungary) in 1948-56, Teofilo Stevenson (Cuba) in 1972-80, and Felix Savon (Cuba) in 1992-2000.
12160Most Olympic medals in Canoeing/KayakingBirgit FischerGreece, Athens01 January 2004The most Olympic medals won by an individual competitor in the canoeing and kayaking events is 12 (8 golds, 4 silvers), by Birgit Fischer (Germany) in 1980-2004.
12161Summer Paralympics, most individual gold medalsTrischa ZornUSA, Query01 January 2004The most gold medals won by an individual at the Summer Paralympics is 32, by Trischa Zorn (USA) in swimming events between 1980 and 2004.
12162Summer Paralympics, most individual medalsTrischa ZornUSA, Query01 January 2004The most medals won by an individual at the Summer Paralympics is 46, by Trischa Zorn (USA) - 32 gold, nine silver and five bronze in swimming events between 1980 and 2004.
12163Largest Malikuda danceCouncil of Indigenous PeoplesChinese Taipei, Taoyuan01 August 2014The largest malikuda dance involved 1,315 people and was achieved by Council of Indigenous Peoples (Chinese Taipei), at an event supported by Taoyuan County Government in Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei, on 1 August 2014.Aboriginal people from as far as Chile, Canada and Hungary were in attendance and took part in the dance.
12164Most official languages (country)ZimbabweThe country with the most official languages is Zimbabwe with 16. These are: Chewa, Chibarwe, English, Kalanga, Koisan, Nambya, Ndau, Ndebele, Shangani, Shona, sign language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda and Xhosa. The legal status is codified by Zimbabwe's new Constitution, approved by Parliament on 9 May 2013.
12165Longest wheelchair push, individual - 24 hoursGraham InchleyUnited Kingdom, Thruxton Race Circuit29 June 2014The farthest wheelchair push by an individual in 24 hours is 161.61 km (100.41 miles) achieved by Graham Inchley (UK) at Thruxton Race Circuit, Hampshire, UK, on 29 June 2014.
12166Longest marathon playing violinL. Athira KrishnaIndia, Trivandrum11 November 2003The longest violin marathon by an individual lasted for 32 hours and was achieved by L. Athira Krishna (India), from 10-11 November 2003, at the Soorya Dance and Music Festival, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
12167Most wins in a season, WNBA teamPhoenix Mercury29 timesUnited States, The Phoenix Mercury (USA) won 29 games in 2014, the most wins by a WNBA team in a single season. Phoenix’s record of 29–5 surpassed the previous mark of 28 achieved by Seattle in 2010 and Los Angeles in 2000 and 2001.
12168Fastest swim long course 100 metres breaststroke (male)Adam Peaty57.92 minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, London17 April 2015The fastest long course swim in the 100 metres breaststroke by a male swimmer is 57.92 secs and was achieved by Adam Peaty (UK) at the British Championships in London, UK, on 17 April 2015.Peaty became the first person to break the 58-second barrier in the 100 metres breaststroke.In 2015 he also broke the 50-metre record and the 4 x 100 mixed medley relay record.
12169Fastest swim long course 800 metres freestyle (female)Katie Ledecky8:07.39 minute(s), second(s)Russian Federation, Kazan08 August 2015The fastest long course swim in 800 metres freestyle by a woman is 8 minutes 07.39 seconds by Katie Ledecky (USA) at the 16th FINA World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia, on 8 August 2015.Ledecky also broke the record for the 1500 metres freestyle during the World Swimming Championships in Kazan. Ledecky is a multiple world record holder and won an incredible five gold medals during the tournament in Kazan.
12170Fastest swim long course 1,500 metres freestyle (female)Katie Ledecky15:25.48 minute(s), second(s)Russian Federation, Kazan04 August 2015The fastest long course swim in 1,500 metres freestyle by a woman is 15 minutes 25.48 seconds by Katie Ledecky (USA), set at the 16th FINA World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia, on 4 August 2015.Katie Ledecky also broke the 800 metres freestyle world record during the championships. She is a multiple world record holder and won an incredible five gold medals during the event in Kazan.
12171Most medals won by an individual X Games (summer)Bob BurnquistNot Applicable05 June 2015The most Summer X Games medals ever won is 28 by skateboarder Bob Burnquist (Brazil) from 1997 to 5 June 2015. Burnquist has won 13 gold medals, seven silver medals and eight bronze medals in a variety of different skateboarding disciplines such as Vert, Big Air and Vert Best Trick. He won gold in the Big Air competition in 2015 despite competing with a broken wrist.
12172Fastest coxless fours rowing (men's lightweight class)Jacob Barsoe, Kasper Winther, Jacob Larsen, Morten Joergensen05:43.160 minute(s), second(s)Netherlands, Amsterdam29 August 2014The fastest coxless fours rowing (men's lightweight class) is 5 minutes 43.160 seconds by Denmark, represented by Jacob Barsoe, Morten Joergensen, Jacob Larsen and Kasper Winther at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 29 August 2014. More than 10 world records were set during this championships.
12173Fastest quadruple sculls rowing (women's class)Lisa Schmidla, Julia Lier, Carina Baer, Annekatrin Thiele06:6.840 minute(s), second(s)Netherlands, Amsterdam30 August 2014The fastest women’s quadruple sculls row is 6 minutes 6.840 seconds achieved by Germany, represented by Annekatrin Thiele, Carina Baer, Julia Lier and Lisa Schmidla at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 30 August 2014. More than 10 world records were set during this championships.
12174Fastest row quadruple sculls (male)Dmytro Mikhay, Olexandr Nadtoka, Ivan Dovgodko, Artem Morozov5:32.260 minute(s), second(s)Netherlands, Amsterdam30 August 2014The fastest men's quadruple sculls row is 5:32.260 and was achieved by Ukraine represented by Artem Morozov, Ivan Dovgodko, Olexandr Nadtoka and Dmytro Mikhay at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 30 August 2014. More than 10 world records were set during this championships.
12175Fastest quadruple sculls rowing (men's lightweight class)Georgios Konsolas, Spyridon Giannaros, Panagiotis Magdanis, Eleftherios Konsolas05:42.750 minute(s), second(s)Netherlands, Amsterdam29 August 2014The fastest quadruple sculls rowing (men's lightweight class) is 5 minutes 42.750 seconds achieved by Greece, represented by Eleftherios Konsolas, Panagiotis Magdanis, Spyridon Giannaros and Georgios Konsolas, at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 29 August 2014. More than 10 world records were set during this championships.
12176Most consecutive games played by an NHL ice hockey defencemanJay BouwmeesterCanadaJay Bouwmeester (Canada) played in 737 consecutive NHL regular-season games for the St. Louis Blues, Florida Panthers (both USA) and Calgary Flames (Canada) between 2002 and 2014 – the most by any defenseman in NHL history. The overall record is 964 straight games by Doug Jarvis (Canada).
12177Most three-point field goals in an NBA season (team)Houston RocketsUnited StatesThe Houston Rockets set an NBA record by making 933 three-point field goals during the 2014–2015 season. The Rockets also set the NBA record by attempting 2,680. n/a
12178Fastest run 5,000 metres (female) (indoors)Genzebe Dibaba14:18.86 minute(s), second(s)Sweden, Stockholm19 February 2014The fastest run 5,000 metres indoors by a female athlete is 14 minutes 18.86 seconds and was achieved by Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) at the Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on 19 February 2014. This record was Dibaba's third in an incredible month, having also set indoor records at 1,500 metres and 3,000 metres on 1 and 9 February 2014 respectively.
12179Longest waterski jump (male)Freddy KruegerUnited States, Isles of Lake HancockThe farthest water ski jump by a male is 76.2 m (250 ft) by Freddy Krueger (USA) at Isles of Lake Hancock, Florida, USA, on 1 May 2014. Freddy Krueger also holds the record for the ski flying distance.
12180Tricks, Barefoot Waterskiing - WomenAshleigh StebbingsAustralia, Mulwala13 March 2014The highest score barefoot waterskiing by a female athlete is 10,100 points and was achieved by Ashleigh Stebbings (Australia) in Mulwala, NSW, Australia, on 13 March 2014. Ashleigh Stebbings broke the record during the World Championships.

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