recordholder

or rec·ord-hold·er

[ rek-erd-hohl-der ]
/ ˈrɛk ərdˌhoʊl dər /

noun

a person or thing recognized for the accomplishment of a feat to a better or greater degree than any other.

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Origin of recordholder

First recorded in 1930–35; record + holder
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