The Guinness World Records are a monument to human potential and the seemingly endless possibilities of human success in a world of remarkable feats and extraordinary achievements.
These records constantly push the boundaries of what we thought was possible, from the tallest human to the longest fingernails.
A recent addition to this renowned list is a spectacular feat by a teenager who successfully caught a tennis ball dropped from a dizzying height of 469.5 feet.
Who Is The Man Who Broke The World Record?
Cameron Heinig, an 18-year-old, is the teen who broke the Guinness World Record.
What Did He Do To Break The World Record?
New record: Highest catch of a tennis ball – 143.11 metres by Cameron Heinig (USA) 🎾 pic.twitter.com/6qihv1Wr5D
— Guinness World Records (@GWR) October 20, 2023
In order to grab a tennis ball dropped by a drone flying 469.5 feet above him, an 18-year-old smashed the Guinness World Record. According to Cameron Heinig, he and his friend Julian, a drone pilot, trained for two summers to break the record for the highest tennis ball capture.
Heinig admitted to Guinness World Records that he “didn’t even come close” to catching the ball the first summer but said he improved the following year after practicing using a baseball glove.
When his gloved attempts were successful regularly, he tried catching the ball barehanded.
“I was a little worried that it would hurt, but I figured it was worth it for a Guinness World Records title,” he stated.
Heinig’s formal attempt had to be postponed because the drone had to be modified to include a reflector after a surveyor hired to gauge its height determined it was too small. Heinig caught the ball on his third attempt on the day of his official attempt.
According to the surveyor, it was dropped from a height of 469.5 feet, which is 75.4 feet higher than the previous record.
When Did He Break The Record?
Heinig broke the record on August 16, 23.
Where Is The Man From?
The man is from New York and broke the record in Almond, New York, USA.
How Did He Break The Previous Record?
Cameron Heinig (USA) made the record-breaking tennis ball catch in Almond, New York, and measured 143.11 m (469 ft 6.2 in). Guinness World Records has long been a favourite of Cameron, who finds inspiration in the records set by accomplished individuals.
He attempted it by utilising a drone that released the ball from a device that was 3-D printed.
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