Description: We take you now to the world of sports where two new Guinness World Records have been set, both of which required the help of a drone.
Nasser Hussain, the former captain of England’s cricket team, successfully set a new record for the highest catch of a cricket ball. The feat was achieved with a drone dropping a cricket ball from extreme heights. Hussain broke a record for catching it from 104 feet high. He then pushed himself and the drone further, catching another cricket ball from 160 feet up. Both were successful catches, and the ball reached an approximate speed of 74 mph before hitting Hussain in the hands.
In the same vein, football freestyler John Farnworth set a new record for the highest soccer ball dropped and controlled with a minimum of five touches. The soccer ball was released from 105ft from the same kind of drone used for dropping the cricket ball. Farnworth said that setting this world record has been the craziest challenge of his career, and that he suffered many bruised feet in his training.
Farnworth is not a first timer when it comes to world records; he currently holds records for many other football challenges, including most toe touches in one minute and most ‘around the world’ tricks in a minute.
But who knows! With the help of drones, there’s a world of opportunity to breaking and setting new records.
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