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Luis Figo helps break world document on zero-gravity flight

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Whereas he is used to leaving defenders flailing haplessly in his wake, former Actual Madrid and Barcelona star Luis Figo broke new floor lately when he took half in a soccer match performed at world record-breaking altitude.

Certainly, on Aug. 20, 2022, the 49-year-old Portuguese legend took half in a four-a-side recreation, organised by Mastercard, on board a parabolic flight at an altitude of 20,230 toes (6,166 metres), which is the very best a recreation of soccer has ever been performed earlier than.

The match came about on a specifically constructed 75-metre sq. pitch constructed contained in the plane, which soars in alternating upward and downward arcs in a trajectory that simulates the impact of zero gravity. Although that did not cease Figo from scoring with an acrobatic volley.

Figo, who scored in a 2-1 win for his aspect, was joined by seven different gamers from world wide, together with his teammates hailing from Europe, Latin America and the Center East. They then all had their efforts ratified by the Guinness World Data adjudicators, who offered the gamers with the title for the “Highest Altitude Sport of Soccer on a Parabolic Flight.”

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Even at his age, Figo continues to be including main honours to his already expansive profession haul, although he is not the one big-name skilled footballer to search out himself in possession of a Guinness World Report.

Manchester United‘s Ronaldo has a number of Guinness World Data to talk of, having claimed certificates for: most objectives scored in worldwide soccer (117 and counting), most consecutive Champions League video games scored in (11), oldest participant to attain a hat trick at a World Cup (33 years and 130 days), most European Championship tournaments scored in by a single participant (4) and, barely much less impressively, the document for probably the most seen Wikipedia web page of any male athlete (over 48 trillion views.)

Lewandowski has a minimum of 4 Guinness World Data due to his herculean goal-scoring feats with Bayern Munich — all a results of his unbelievable five-goal spree in opposition to Wolfsburg in 2015.

The Poland striker got here on as a half-time substitute and duly rattled residence 5 objectives in simply 9 minutes thus incomes him information for quickest Bundesliga hat trick (3 minutes 22 seconds), quickest 4 objectives in a Bundesliga match (5 minutes 42 seconds), quickest 5 objectives in a Bundesliga match (8 minutes 59 seconds) and probably the most objectives ever scored by a substitute in a Bundesliga match (5.)

It ought to come as no shock Messi additionally owns (or collectively owns) an enormous raft of Guinness World Data, most of which had been awarded on account of his excellent performances on the pitch.

Among the many many official titles that Messi holds are: most objectives scored in a single Champions League match (5), most objectives scored by a substitute in a Copa America match (3), most appearances by a overseas participant in La Liga (427), youngest participant to attain 50 objectives within the Champions League (24 years, 246 days), most objectives in a calendar yr (91 objectives in 2012) and most Ballon d’Or wins (7.)

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