Longest basketball match – level 2
Two teams of 12 players from the Philippines set a new record. They played basketball for 120 hours, 1 minute and 7 seconds.
That means that they were playing basketball for five days non-stop. They went through stress and pain. They were not allowed to leave the court. They could rest only when they were subbed off.
It was hard, but the pain disappeared at the end. Everybody was so happy. They achieved what they wanted.
Difficult words: court (area for playing games), sub off (replace by another player).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
What was the longest match in your life?
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