Stevenage sport stacking teenager makes it into Guinness World Records

James Acraman is in the Guinness World Records 2016.

James Acraman is in the Guinness World Records 2016. - Credit: Archant

A teenage sport stacking star from Stevenage is featured in the Guinness World Records 2016 book.

James Acraman is in the Guinness World Records 2016.

James Acraman is in the Guinness World Records 2016. - Credit: Archant

James Acraman took up the sport – which requires excellent hand-eye co-ordination – six years ago and now has 15 world championship medals to his name from four appearances.

The 18-year-old’s efforts have been rewarded with a two-page spread devoted to sport stacking under the ‘Humans in Action’ section of the latest edition of the Guinness World Records book.

James, who has already appeared on Blue Peter and the Disney Channel, is set to become more recognisable following the release of the world famous book which is translated into 21 languages and normally sells 134 million copies.

As well as 15 medals at the world champs, James also won four gold and two silver medals in the WSSA UK Sport Stacking Championships at Stevenage’s The Nobel School in February.


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James said: “When Guinness World Records showed me the two-page spread I was ecstatic but could not tell anyone, except my parents, until the book was released.”

James is also encouraging schools to get involved in Stack Up 2015 on November 12.

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It is hoped last year’s record of 592,292 people sport stacking around the world on the same day will be broken.

So far, 477,000 people are registered to take part. Schools can sign up by visiting the website www.thewssa.com/stackup/2015.

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