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Record for longest badminton rally in Singapore set at charity event

The longest badminton rally comprising 119 hits of the shuttlecock was set on Sunday (Aug 24), with former national badminton star Ronald Susilo participating in the event.

SINGAPORE: The longest badminton rally in Singapore was set on Sunday (Aug 24), with the help of a former national badminton star, Ronald Susilo, who participated in the event.

To achieve the record, the shuttlecock was hit 119 times in a rally. However, it took 60 attempts and the whole event lasted about one-and-a-half hours before the feat was accomplished. The rally was held as a charity event to help low-income families from the Cheng San-Seletar division.

About 300 people took to the court at Changi City Point to record the feat, including MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC Mr Ang Hin Kee. It broke the previous Singapore record of 96 hits, but fell just one shot shy of the world record of 120.

Still, the record meant that needy residents in Cheng San will receive 9,520 kilogrammes of rice. The event's title sponsor, consumer goods provider Hanwell Holdings Limited, had pledged to donate 80 kilogrammes of rice for every hit. 

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