Assam cop boxes his way into Asia Book of Records

Last Updated: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 13:10 hrs

Guwahati, Oct 14 (IANS) Guinness World Record holder Assam policeman Abhijit Baruah has scored yet another record by hitting the maximum number of punches in a minute on a boxing pad.

The Assam Police constable was certified by the Guinness World Record authorities in April this year as the one who ran barefoot the longest distance of 156.2 km in just 24 hours.

The 23-year-old cop hit 329 punches on a boxing pad at an event held in Jorhat stadium Saturday and it was recognised by the Asia Book of Records as well as the India Book of Records as the most hits on a boxing pad in a minute.

"Now the India Book of Records and Asia Book of Records have recognised this as a record as the most hits in a minute on a boxing pad. But my aim is to enter my name in the Guinness World Records in this category," said Abhijit, talking to IANS Sunday from Jorhat.

"I have contacted the Guinness authorities and hopefully I'll perform the same feat before the Guinness authorities in London by the month of December this year," he said. He added that he is waiting for a confirmation from the Guinness authorities in this regard.

Meanwhile, the observer of the Asia Book of Records Rinki Tomar, who was present on the venue on Saturday, said that this category is a new one for the Asia Book of Records and that Abhijit is the first to achieve the feat.

Observer of the India Book of Records Ankita Borthakur echoed the similar sentiments and said that Abhijit had followed all the guidelines while setting the record. The category is also new for the India Book of Records, she said.

Abhijit, a black belt in karate and kickboxing, had bagged gold, silver and bronze medals in many national-level martial arts competitions.

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