A Singaporean student looks to have smashed the world record for high speed text messaging.

Kimberly Yeo, 23, managed to send a 160-character SMS message in just 43.24 seconds.

It knocked more than 20 seconds off the official record of 67 seconds held by Briton James Trusler.

Guinness are still waiting to verify the new record set at a competition run by Singapore telephone company, SingTel.

The runner-up in the 125-competitor event on Sunday, Ashley Tan, 18, finished just 0.2 seconds behind Miss Yeo, reports local media.

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