18 year old Alex Barron from the UK, first broke the world record at age 16, on August 13 2010, when he did 15 catches of 11 balls tying Bruce Sarafian’s world record from 2001. Three days later he broke that record by getting 15 catches, then just 3 days later that record was broken by Peter Bone when he caught 18 balls. Four days after Peters record, Alex came back with a 19, then beating even that with a 21 catch just two days later.
Four days after Alex gained the new world record for 21 catches, he started to attempt a mind boggling 23 catches whilst he and Peter were making a video, which he did. Unfortunately, Peters camera wasn’t recording and Alex’s camera got blown over by the wind, so there wasn’t any video footage to prove that the record had yet again been beaten.
Then on April 3, 2012, at the of age 18 he finally managed to break his own world record by getting a 23 ball catch.
Just watching the video boggles my mind as to how people are able to juggle that many balls at a time and catch them.
My personal best was 3 balls and 3 catches, so maybe I should practice some more 😉
Alex, congratulations on the awesome achievement. Boney, your move.