Teenager beats pool trick shot record!!

Teenager beats pool trick shot record!!

A teenage boy has beaten a record set by pool trick shot master Florian Kohler, at his very first attempt. Theo Mihellis, 14, is celebrating his new record for the Highest jump pot of a billiard ball after clearing a bar 40.958 cm (16.125 in) high, beating Florian’s record by more than 6 cm. It’s not every day teens set world records, but the amateur pool shark was so passionate about his talent he felt he could break the current record leading up to the attempt. He only got his first pool table last year; a present for Christmas his parents thought he would enjoy. Before they knew it, Theo used to practice several trick shots and putting in 4-5 hours a day of practice. After mastering a number of pool tricks, he became more intrigued by the idea of applying for an official Guinness World Records title, and aimed to break one of Florian’s. Theo practiced by using a bar over the table which sat at the height of the record, aiming to get the ball over as much as possible. Ironically, the official attempt took place on 24 July at “Breakers” Pool Hall in Dormont, Pennsylvania, where friends and family came out to cheer him on. After a few weeks of waiting, it was confirmed that Theo practiced hard enough to take a well-known pool shark’s record. Now, after only 10 months of practice up his sleeve, the middle school student says he's mastered 157 tricks and counting.

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