With lightning-fast hands, Jaydyn Coggins stacks cups faster than eyes can focus – the former Barham, now Adelaide resident has a Guinness World Record under his belt.
Cup stacking is a sport in which competitors race the clock to stack up cups in set formations and pack them up again. Jaydyn is no stranger to success, competing in six World Championships and winning the 17-18 Male Division and the Overall Cycle Runner-up for the World Championships.
The new world record was set during auditions for Australia’s Got Talent under the supervision of a Guinness World Record official. The record is the fastest time to complete 15 individual 3-6-3 sports stacking stacks with a time of 45.811 seconds.
“It was pretty good,” said Jaydyn, describing being on set at Australia’s Got Talent.
“There was a lot of waiting, and a lot of fun stuff to do between times.”
Jaydyn had been invited to be on the show prior to the pandemic and after two years of waiting, this was his chance.
“I was very, very nervous, more nervous than tournaments somehow.”
“I didn’t even think that was possible.”
Jaydyn’s mum Rachel was thrilled with the event and the trip to Sydney.
“They were really well organised,” said Rachel.
“They take you to an area to wait, then, when it’s your turn to do the filming, they escort you around and bring you back.
“It didn’t go ahead a couple of years ago, but they still had Jaydyn in the works and they paid for it all.”
Jaydyn now has a new job and practice is condensed to an hour a day.
“When he was little, he would go all day and all night,” said Rachel with a laugh.
There’s an exciting year ahead for Jaydyn with the World Championships in Singapore in April.
“We plan on hopefully taking 10 people to the World Championships, which will be the biggest team in Australian history,” said Jaydyn.
This article appeared in The Koondrook and Barham Bridge Newspaper, 19 January 2023.
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