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Melinder Kaur targets etching her name in Guinness Records next year
Published on: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
By: Bernama
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Melinder Kaur targets etching her name in Guinness Records next year
“Right now I want to focus on recovery and rest and will only do that next year,” Melinder said.
Kuala Lumpur: Former national athlete Melinder Kaur is determined to score another Guinness World Records (GWR) in the world, which is the fastest 100 metre (m) crawling in the women’s category for the first time.

Melinder, 36, said she had sent an application and received confirmation from GWR for the purpose but chose to set the new record next year to give herself some time to rest.

Last Saturday, the country’s steeplechase runner broke the GWR for the fastest 1.6 kilometre (km) run with handcuffs in the women’s category with a time of 5 minutes 57.34 seconds and set a new record for the fastest run in the same distance barefoot with 6:04.87s .

“This is not a competition but a World Record so my target is to overcome the time set by GWR later. Women have never attempted this record.

“Right now I want to focus on recovery and rest and will only do that next year,” said the holder of five records in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) to Bernama.

The record for the fastest one-mile (1.6km) handcuffed women’s category was previously held by Ireland’s Sandra Hickson in 2018 with a time of 6 minutes 37 seconds.

At the same time, she said the purpose of making the third GWR record was to challenge herself as well as continue to collect funds to help less fortunate children in the country.

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