The engineering student runs the fastest with a table tennis bat and ball; sets the Guinness World Record

Scoot over, Forrest Gump and his insane table tennis and cross-country running skills, Eshwar N, a mechanical engineering student from Karnataka, set a new Guinness World Record by becoming the fastest to run a mile while controlling the table tennis ball with the bat in mind-blowing 6 minutes 16.53 seconds.

Breaking the previous record of 6 minutes 24.69 seconds set by Christian Roberto López Rodríguez of Yuncos, Spain, the avid table tennis player from Siddaganga Institute of Technology (SIT) in Tumakuru, currently in his fifth semester, achieved this feat and set this new record. .

Having won several tournaments, Eshwar was heavily inspired by Susmith Rajendra Barigidad, an alumnus of the MS Ramaiah Institute in Bengaluru, who had achieved the Guinness World Record a few years ago. Paddling friends, Eshwar and Susmith have won several competitions organized and run by Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi.

What’s special though is that Eshwar has to wear glasses, which makes it more difficult to achieve this type of record – where hand-eye coordination takes on paramount importance. But Eshwar had been training for this day for a year, in fact, spending many hours training at Tumakuru Badminton Academy to see this record passed.

“I wanted to achieve something special and I did it with table tennis because the sport touched me since childhood. Now I will focus on the game to win the national table tennis championships”, Eshwar told the New Indian Express, after becoming the Guinness World Record holder to his name.

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