Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Largest game of basketball knockout: Grove City College breaks Guinness world record
GROVE CITY, PA, USA -- Grove City College students, faculty and members of the community broke the Guinness World Record for largest game of basketball knockout at the Physical Learning Center on campus; Grove City College set the new world record with 586 participants, according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Grove City College students, faculty and members of the community broke the Guinness World Record for most participants playing in a game of knockout at the Physical Learning Center on campus. Grove City College set the new world record with 586 participants; the previous Guinness world record was 571. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the largest game of basketball knockout consisted of 571 participants and was achieved by VEISHEA (USA), a student organization at Iowa State University, at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the fastest knockout on the Boxing game in Wii Sports (Nintendo, 2006); it took just 8 seconds and was achieved by Tim Stoddard (UK).
The participants were predominantly students, but some faculty and members of the community also contributed.
Executive Vice President of Social Affairs for the Student Government Association Louis Phillips put together the event with the help of the administration, the Student Government Association and the Men's Activity Board. Phillips and GCC also partnered with the United Way to raise funds for their charity.
While the event was going on, there was inflatable jousting, bungee run, sumo wrestling, volleyball, bean bag toss, kanjam, a DJ and free food to keep the participants active and engaged throughout the night.
"It was an honor to coordinate an event where hundreds of GCC students could come together to break a world record and support a local charity," Phillips said.
The game of knockout is played on a basketball court. The line of players starts at the free-throw line and the first player takes a shot in hopes of putting through the basket.
If the first player misses, the second player tries to sink his or her shot before the first player does; if the second player succeeds, the first player is out. This continues until one player remains.
Related world records:
Largest Game of Knockout: New Orleans fans set world record (HD Video)
Longest Basketball Shot: Elan Buller set world record (Video)
Most children dribbling mini basketballs: Green Hoops for Hope set world record (HD Video)
Highest Basketball Shot: How Ridiculous (HD Video)
Most basketballs dunked in a single jump: JaVale McGee (HD Video)
Lightest Basketball Shoe: The adiZero Crazy Light (Video)
Largest Game of Knockout (Basketball): Utah State University
Most halfcourt shots made in one minute: Charlie Vernon(Video)
Most halfcourt shots made in one minute: Eric Valentin
Largest game of knockout: George Washington University
3-on-3 basketball tournament: Spokane Hoopfest
10-Year-Old Basketball Player: Jaylin Fleming
Most people dribbling a basketball: Indianapolis
Most free throws in two minutes: Bob Fisher
Most free throws in one hour: Mike Campbell