UEL students attempt badminton world record for Sport Relief

UEL students attempt to break the Guiness world Badminton record

UEL students attempt to break the Guiness world Badminton record - Credit: Archant

How hard can it be to break a world record?

That was what a group of students at the University of East London aimed to find out when they attempted to set a new record for the most participants in a badminton rally.

Previously set at 123 people, organiser David Cowell aimed to get 150 people to the university’s SportsDock and take one shot each.

It was all in aid of a good cause, too, with each participant donating £2 to Sport Relief.

David said: “Unfortunately we weren’t able to generate the right amount of people to try to break the record, but as it was for Sport Relief we did the attempt a few times with music on in the background and everybody had great fun doing it.

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“We ended up getting to 57 shots in our rally which ended with a massive round of applause.

“It was all great fun and we ended up raising over £200 for Sport Relief which is the most important thing.”

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