June 23, 2011 Marysville Advocate
by Julie Perry
Centralia resident Bob Fisher keeps breaking Guinness Book of World Records in free throw shooting and it has earned him a trip to China in August.
On June 10, 2011 Fisher broke his 10th record, adding the most free throws made underhanded in one minute to a list of records that includes most free throws in 30 seconds; most made in one-and two minute attempts; most made in 10 minutes; most free throws made standing on one leg in a minute; most free throws in one minute with alternating hands; most free throws in two minutes with alternating hands; most free throws made in one minute by a pair; and most free throws in one minute by a pair with two balls.
Fisher made 28 buckets June 10th, which broke the record held by Rick Barry, who is in the NBA Hall of Fame. Barry set the record Feb. 13th, 2008, during the All-Star Jam Session in New Orleans.
Fisher, who has set these records in less than two years, has been asked to come to Beijing, all-expenses paid for him and his wife, Connie, to appear on a television show, Zheng Da Zong Yi, on China’s central television. CCTV is the largest television broadcaster in that country. The show is to be part of a prime-time series that has run for almost 20 years in China. This year CCTV officials have decided to record seven episodes, each an hour long, dedicated to Guinness World Records. The taping will be in mid-August and the show will be broadcast from Oct. 1-7.
In the previous 6 productions on world record holders, about 50 million Chinese audiences watch the show, Connie said. The shows have featured record holders like Cathie Yang, who has the smallest waist; Daniel Smith, most flexible man; Edwin Scott Bell, the longest-dash distance firewalker; Anthony Kelly, an arrow catcher; and Frank Simon, who balanced the greatest amount of weight on his teeth.
The invitation extended to he Fishers mentioned the most free throws made in two minutes. The show will be filmed in a studio in Beijing. The Fishers said they are hoping to see many famous sites, such as The Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Bird Nest Stadium, and Water Cube.