New Dutch shooting record

By Mr.Bordsenius at 2001-01-15

2000.09.22 by Jac Verheul Mr.Verheul@petanque.org
893 hits in one hour time!






On Saturday 16 September, Fernando Valletta, member of the petanque club De Toss, improved his own national shooting record (1000 shots in one hour continuously) from 880 to 893. What is remarkable, Valletta is already 63 years old, but after his succeeded attempt he stated that this would be his last one. His opponent, Jan Vrielink (35 years and the Dutch champion singles 1999), did his first attempt on the record, but he was stuck at 775 hits. In spite of that, he was very satisfied and he promised to come back next year, but not without a good preparation.
By way of comparison, The Frenchman Christian Fazzino is the worldrecordholder with 992 hits.

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