Qatar sets new World Record for largest T-shirt

November 24, 2010

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A Qatari company has set a new Guinness World Record for the largest t-shirt ever made.

Judges from the Guinness World Records on Tuesday evening certified that a t-shirt produced by the Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco), which was 72.2 metres long and 48.7 metres wide, was the largest T-shirt ever made in the world. It weighs six tones, covers 3,516.25 square metres and is white and maroon in colour.

The crowd roared with joy when Gaz Deaves, the Gaming Editor of the Guinness World Records, said: “I am happy to announce a new Guinness record for the largest T-shirt,” Qatari daily The Peninsula reported.

The T-shirt unveiling event was the latest show of support for the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid ahead of FIFA’s announcement of the host nations for 2018 and 2022 on December 2.

The South African record for the shirt was set on September 15 this year with a t-shirt measuring 64 metres in length and 43 metres wide.

Dr Mohammad Yousuf Al Mulla, the General Manager and a board member of Qapco, said it was exciting that the company had set a world record for the largest T-shirt.

“Our motive behind such an initiative is only to voice our unlimited support in the energy and industry sector for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup here,” he said. “This is an opportunity for the rest of the world to get a better understanding, not just of Qatar, but the whole region, its people and its culture,” he added.

The Qatari T-shirt was produced in China and transported to Aspire Zone for the record setting event. “It will be housed at the Museum of Islamic Art in the future,” Al Mulla was quoted by the Gulf Times as saying.



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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
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  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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