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Millville men break world and state Weightlifting World Records

Chris Consalvo and Jamael Jones, who both broke statewide weightlifting records. Center, Howard Tomlin broke the world record for the Master's 275 pound division for lifters ages 40- to 44-years-old. He lifted 540 pounds.


There are world records being broken in the Holly City.

Look no farther than the basement at the Holly City Family Center.

During a Paulsboro weightlifting event through the International Powerlifitng Association, Howard Tomlin, Chris Consalvo, Jamael Jones, all Millville men, broke one world record and two New Jersey state records respectively.

Tomlin, who broke the Master’s Division 40-44 years-old at 275 pounds of body weight, broke the world record for his division by bench pressing 540 pounds of steel.

Shirtless.

“I never expected to be competing for a world record,” Tomlin said. “I trained for three months for the actual match itself. Breaking the world record was an added bonus.”

As for using bare muscle, he was part of a “raw” category, meaning the weightlifter wears no supportive material or shirts. This means all of the iron plates are dead weight attached to a 45 pound metal bar.

Tomlin was only 15 pounds shy of the ultimate world record for his division (meaning not classified by age). The record is 555 pounds currently held by a 30-year-old man.

Tomlin, a maintenance supervisor at Cumberland Dairy by day, would be going onto the world championship, but instead is celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary on a tropical vacation.

“We’ve been planning our anniversary for two years now,” Tomlin said. “It’s more important.”

For his accomplishment, Tomlin will be featured in the next edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Also breaking records on a state level were Chris Consalvo, 34, and Jamael Jones, 27.

Consalvo lifted broke the Sub-Pro Master Class (non-raw) in the 275 pound (body weight) category by lifting 430 pounds.

He said it feels good to know he broke such a difficult record.

“I actually had no idea after the lift that I had broken it,” Consalvo said.

It wasn’t until Consalvo went home after the Paulsboro match that he received a phone call from a fellow weightlifting buddy who gave him the good news.

“I’ve been training for about 6 years,” Consalvo said. “The goal is to break the records, but you can only hope to come close to it. Actually breaking it is incredible.”

Consalvo has a 16-year-old daughter named Magdalia and a 14-year-old son Trey.

Trey joins his father occasionally in weightlifting and they also play sports together. His daughter, however, is more into shopping.

“I don’t push them to do what I do,” Consalvo said. “I let them be themselves.”

Jones, the youngest of the three to break a record, lifted 425 pounds in the raw Open Division at 198 pounds in body weight.

Like Consalvo, Jones didn’t know he was breaking a world record when he lifted his 425.

“I lifted 425 and knew it was a high amount to lift,” Jones said. “But it wasn’t until I was looking through a form that had records on it that I realized I’d beat it.”

The previous state record for his division was 385 pounds lifted.

“I plan to continue with lifting and move up to the next division and class,” Jones said.

Andrea Vanaman, the fitness director at Holly City Family Center, said she was incredibly proud of the three men.
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World Largest Rangoli set World Record by Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ahmednagar india


World Largest Rangoli set World Record by Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ahmednagar india

A gigantic rangoli created by the Ahmednagar branch of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya and its youth wing on November 26 last year, has now found a place in the Guinness World Records as the 'largest sand painting' in the world.

Depicting universal peace, harmony, cooperation and spiritual values, the rangoli was made as a tribute to those who lost their lives in the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai. It was created at the Ashokbhau Firodia School ground and measured 9,028 square metres (97,176 square feet).

More than 2,500 students and members of Brahma Kumaris youth wing from all over the country participated in the mega event and about 19,000 kg of rangoli colours in nine shades was used. About Rs6 lakh was spent on the colours used for the rangoli.

The event's organiser, Deepak Harke, told DNA that the Guinness certificate was handed over to them on May 12 in Mount Abu (Rajasthan), the headquarters of the Brahma Kumaris. The previous Guinness record was held by Pranali Patidar for creating a 6,000 square-metre rangoli in Dhule in 2009.

The Brahma Kumaris are a spiritual value-based educational institution which is active across 135 countries and has more than 8,500 branches all over the world.The world's biggest rangoli measured 9,028 square metres.

World Largest Rangoli World Record also getting certificate from India Book of Records.

Brahma Kumaris Organized world's Largest Rangoli Programme Video
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