Twenty three Virtus World Records thrashed in Athletics at GG2023

In a stunning display of athleticism, the sixth edition of Virtus Global Games witnessed the shattering of a staggering number of twenty Virtus World Records in Track and Field events.

II1 records

  1. Maksym Koral (UKR): In the II1 competition class, Paralympic Champion Maksym Koral, demonstrated incredible strength and control in both discus and shot-put events, propelling him to new world records with 45.85m and 17.47m respectively. In a conversation with Virtus, he expressed gratitude and happiness after the event.
  2. Honami Kawaguchi (JPN): Honami Kawaguchi from Japan showcased her exceptional throwing ability in the javelin and set a new Virtus WR by achieving a remarkable distance of 40.97 meters.
  3. 4x200m Mixed Relay (BRA): In the 4x200m mixed relay, the Brazilian team consisting of Felix Barbosa da Silva, Fernandes dos Santos, Antonia da Silva Barros, and Zeferino Ferreira demonstrated incredible teamwork and speed, thrashing the previous WR with the time of 1:43.09.
  4. Eliesha Byrt (AUS): Eliesha Byrt from Australia set a new Virtus World Record in the 3000m steeplechase, completing the race in a remarkable time of 14:27.80 seconds.

Photo Credit: Geoffrey Wahlen

II2 records

At the second edition of the Global Games, where the II2 athletes competed in a full medal event, an outstanding total of eighteen Virtus World Records (WR) were shattered by these remarkable athletes. Many champions scripted their name on not just one, but two events. Their exceptional performances showcased their immense talent and determination, setting new benchmarks for the II2 class athletes in their respective events.

  1. Hugo Taheny: Australian athlete Hugo Taheny dominated the II2 shot put and discus events, breaking world records in both disciplines. His throws reached unprecedented distances of 11.98m and 32.95m respectively, showcasing his exceptional strength and precision. After the events, Hugo expressed his honour to be part of the Global Games and his happiness with his performance in an interview with Virtus.

    Hugo Taheny  © Virtus. Photo Credit: T.NGUYEN

  2. Chiara Zeni (ITA) set three new Virtus World Records in both 100m and 200m races with a time of 15.41 sec and 32.17 seconds. She also broke the record in Long Jump with a distance of 3.46 meters.
  3. Gabriel Aviles (MEX) set two Virtus WRs. He stormed to victory in the II2 men’s 100 meters and 200m with a remarkable time of 13.33 seconds and 28.68 seconds respectively. Surpassing the previous world record, he solidified his position as the new benchmark in men’s sprinting within his category.

    Gabriel Aviles (Left) and Chiara Zeni (right) Photo Credit: Josh Wakefield and Chiara Zeni

  4. Fatmaelzahra Mohamed (EGY) demonstrated her exceptional talent and stamina, setting a couple of new Virtus World Records in the 800m race and 1500m with a time of 3:45.35 seconds and 8:03.71 seconds.
  5. Sanjuanita Vargas (MEX) showcased incredible throwing ability, thrashing two Virtus World Records in the discus and javelin throwing events with a distance of 16.30m and 16.66m.
  6. Flores Angel (MEX) exhibited amazing speed and determination, thrashing the old Virtus World Record in the 400m race with an astonishing time of 71.45 seconds.
  7. Jesús Guzmán (MEX) displayed extraordinary endurance and speed, achieving a new Virtus World Record in the 800m race with an impressive time of 2:54.91 seconds.
  8. Raiane Silvamendonça (BRA) covered a distance of 6.73 meters, setting a new Virtus World Record in the shot put event.
  9. Eloísa Mosqueda (MEX) blazed through the 400m race with a time of 75.81 seconds, setting a new Virtus WRs with her explosive speed and flawless technique.
  10. Saif Badr (EGY) showcased his talent and precision, replacing the previous Virtus WR in the javelin event with an impressive distance of 23.75 meters.
  11. Nando D’Agostino (ITA) demonstrated exceptional performance, creating a new Virtus WR in the 1500m walk event with a time of 9:52.29 seconds.
  12. Nicole Orlando (ITA) replaced the previous record with an impressive score of 959 points in the Triathlon event.

Full results of the Global Games website.