Fisher Sets Guinness Record

Jan. 14th, 2010 – The Onaga Herald

Former Onaga basketball coach Bob Fisher made 50 free throws in one minute this past weekend beating the Guinness Book of World Record mark of 48 held by David Bergstrom of Sweden.

“I was very relieved actually, in part, because I had told people beforehand that I was going to get it done,” Fisher, said.

With the help of about a dozen volunteers Fisher achieved the record mark on Saturday at Valley Heights High School.

“I slowed down.  Well I say that, 50 out of 59, it was a slower pace than what I did on the others.  Normally I shot a little faster on the others, but fatigue is such a factor,” Fisher, said.

Fisher said that he hopes to hear back from Guinness within a month to recognize the accomplishment.

A report by Channel 27, KSNT-Topeka may be viewed on the Internet at http://www.ksnt.com/content/sports/story/Kansan-sets-world-record-free-throw-mark/wleFdRATYkeQqoNdUOqgw.cspx.

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