Pakistani 7-year-old Fatima Naseem made everyone proud by registering a Guinness World Record for ‘most full contact elbow strikes in one minute using alternate elbows’.
Fatima took the record from Indian Shurti S as the latter earlier registered the record with 211 elbow strikes.
Fatima did more than just break the previous record
However, Fatima did more than just break the record, she actually pushed the bar higher with 31 extra strikes.
After Fatima sent her Guinness World Record entry to the organization, she soon received a reply from them. The email read:
“We are thrilled to inform you that your application for Most Full Contact Elbow Strikes in 1 minute using alternate elbows (female) has been successful and you are now the Guinness World Records Title Holder!”
Congratulations piyari beti Fatima Naseem.. 7 year old martial arts child prodigy
She now have a Guinness World Record to her name of full contact elbow strikes in one minute using both elbows.. 247 strikes in 60 seconds. 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/uiXUn5ZtF9
— Sawera Pasha (@sawerapasha) September 3, 2020
The talent of breaking records and practising martial arts is in Fatima’s blood as she is the daughter of Muhammad Rashid, who has 60 world records to his name, most for Pakistan by any athlete.
The Guinness World Records further congratulated her father for involving his daughter in the activity as well.
Moreover, the Guinness World Records’ website now officially has Fatima Naseem’s name embedded, till someone breaks her record.
“The most full contact elbow strikes in one minute using alternate elbows (female) is 242, and was achieved by Fatima Naseem in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, on August 16, 2020,” says the Guinness website.
Fatima has now set a goal for herself of winning an international gold for Pakistan to raise the flag of the country higher.
75th Guinness world record registered by Pakistan Academy of Martial Arts
It is worth mentioning here that this is the 75th world record that been registered under the banner of Pakistan Academy of Martial Arts.
Previously, another Pakistani girl had beaten an Indian professor’s the Guinness World Record for rearranging elements in the periodic chart.
Natalia Najam, the Lahore-based science enthusiast, achieved the Guinness World Records title after arranging all elements of the periodic chart in just 2 minutes and 42 seconds on July 18, 2020, according to Gulf News.
She broke the previous record by 7 seconds.
After setting the record, the young girl screamed with joy as the judges gave her a resounding thumbs up.
Najam accomplished the feat by breaking the record previously held by Indian economics professor Meenakshi Agarwal who completed the same task in 2 minutes and 49 seconds.
The young Pakistani girl hopes that her achievement will inspire children around the world to continue making strides in science and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Many Pakistanis on social media hailed her achievement calling her “Pakistan’s young scientist” and an inspiration for young children especially girls to take up science subjects.
Her father Hasan Najam says his daughter has not received formal schooling and has been educated at home, local media reported.
GVS News Desk