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Shearing: Gore’s Megan Whitehead breaks world record – New Zealand Herald

The 24-year-old Gore shearer began her attempt early this morning.

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She’s done it. Megan Whitehead broke the solo women’s nine-hours strongwool lamb shearing record of 648 with less than 10 minutes to go.
The 24-year-old Gore shearer began her attempt early this morning at the Grant Brothers’ Gore woolshed, getting through 153 sheep in the first run and 132 in the second, putting her 16 ahead of the record at the morning smoko break. In the third and fourth sessions she sheared 126 and 125 respectively. Whitehead finished with a new record of 661 sheep.
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