Aussies smash world record

26th Jul 2012
Written by: Macca Sherifi

Aussies smash world record

1,000 Aussies break the world record for people wearing the same team kit

Aussies once again proved they’re the best in the world… at drinking and having fun.

Last night 1,000 Australians broke the world record for the most people wearing the same team kit to show their support for the Australian Olympic team.

The event took place at the pub The Windmill on the Common in London. Organiser Louisa Galligani said the event was spread purely by word of mouth, and staff estimated by the end of the night they’d turned away another 2,000 people.

The first 1,000 Aussies received a goodie bag which consisted of a free yellow t-shirt, black shorts and yellow socks. They were also lured to the pub by the prospect of a free sausage and beer (though they had to pay for that).

Jack Brockbank, Guinness World Book of Records adjudicator, said that the hardest part was keeping all 1,000 Aussies still for 10 minutes for it to be considered a world record. Despite one or two streakers, they managed to smash the record.

The previous record was set in 2007 by 537 people wearing volleyball gear in Poland.

The attempt, held late at night London time to make the morning television shows Down Under, took almost an hour to set up, with the crowd herded into a “G’day” shape. Jack Brockbank confirmed the final number at 935 (a couple of days ago he confirmed the world record had been broken for the largest pirate gathering in Brighton – it was over 16,000 people…)

Brett Keene, 27, from Sydney, said: “It was amazing being involved in a world record. It felt really special getting so many of us together in London.

“We’ve just broken a world record; hopefully a few of our athletes can do it too!”

Where you there last night? Have you ever broken any world records?

If you’re getting excited about the Olympics and want more information on travelling around the UK, then head to our UK country section for more advice and information.

Here are a few photos from last night:

And here’s a cheeky video for all you Aussies:


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