Longest frisbee throwing (for the over 55s)-world
record set by Patricia Martin
LONDON, UK -- Councillor Patricia Martin, who is
in her 60s, smashed the mini disc world record for the over
55s with a whopping 20.55metres-setting the world record for
frisbee throwing (for the over 55s).
Photo: Deputy Mayor of Dudley Councillor
Patricia Martin is flying high with her frisbee.(enlarge
Councillor Patricia Martin, deputy
Mayor of Dudley said: “I was very sporting in my younger days
and I used to throw the discus at school, but I had never
thrown a frisbee.
“I am very competitive but I was very surprised
when they told me I had broken a record. I thought it was
a joke, I only entered for fun.
“I suppose I might be the first record-breaking
deputy Mayor Dudley has ever had.”
Councillor Martin, who is in her 60s,
was invited to the Friends of Netherton Park fun day which
featured frisbee throwing and the chance to go for a number
of world and British titles.
Despite having never thrown a frisbee before,
the deputy Mayor smashed the mini disc world record for the
over 55s with a whopping 20.55metres.
At school Councillor Martin excelled
in swimming, athletics and hockey. She still plays golf off
a 15 handicap. The deputy first citizen of the borough was
asked along to the fun day, and was one of around 2,000 people
in the park on Saturday July 29.
The distance has been verified
by the World
Flying Disc Federation in America and has been officially
recorded by the group.
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