Engineering student in Karnataka sets Guinness World Record for running with table-tennis bat and ball

If there is a wish…there is a way…and the same is correct for an engineering student in Karnataka. Eshwar N, an engineering student of Tumakuru’s Siddaganga Institute of Technology (SIT), with his perseverance has set a Guinness World Record by running the fastest mile while controlling a table tennis ball with a racquet. 

It usually takes about 10 minutes to cover a mile (about 1.6 km). Controlling the ball with such a small table tennis bat is almost impossible to run a mile in minutes! However, the latest in Tumkur n. An engineering student, N. Eshwar, did it possibly. The student in Karnataka set the record with the world’s fastest time of 6 min16.53 seconds, breaking the earlier mark of 6 min 24.69 seconds set by Christian Roberto López Rodríguez’s of Yuncos, Spain.

The mechanical student of SIT, has been playing Tennis for several years. Eshwar was inspired by Susmith Rajendra Barigidad, Bengaluru’s MS Ramaiah Institute alumni Karnataka, who had achieved the Guinness World Record a couple of years ago. As part of this, he has been practicing hard with a table tennis bat and ball for over a year. 

The record holder along with Susmith, won many tournaments conducted by the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi. But Eshwar stood apart in achieving the Guinness Record as he is forced to wear spectacles for his eyesight problem.

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Eshwar’s relentless practice to secure the world record has been considered his dedication towards achieving the aim. Tumakuru Badminton Academy was the venue to prepare himself to set the record. Eshwar said “I have loved sports since I was a kid and I wanted to achieve something special. I chose table tennis for this. I have now created a Guinness World Record with this table tennis bat and ball. I am now focused on the game to win national level table tennis.”