Indoor skydiving: Singapore's Kyra Poh and Choo Yixuan make strong debut in UK contest

Indoor skydiving: Singapore's Kyra Poh and Choo Yixuan make strong debut in UK contest

SINGAPORE - Kyra Poh, 11, and her instructor, Kristopher Reynolds, 34, finished second in the Dynamic 2-way Open category, edging out teams from Norway and Dubai.


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Here is a press statement from cohn&wolfe:

Today iFly Singapore proudly announced that their indoor skydiving team, iFly Singapore 1, formed by Kyra Poh and Kristopher Reynolds, made history as the first team from Singapore to receive the silver medal in the "Dynamic 2-way" category at the Bodyflight World Challenge 2014, held over 4th and 5th April 2014 in Bedford, United Kingdom.

This year's Bodyflight World Challenge was the world's largest indoor skydiving competition. The event saw over 100 teams compete from more than 25 different countries around the world including USA, France, Dubai, Russia, Singapore, Czech Republic, Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Qatar, Bahrain and many more.

On top of the medal, team "iFly Singapore 1" took away £1,000.00 in prize money for their win. The total prize purse for this year's competition was £20,000 across 3 disciplines.

iFly Singapore's contingent at the World challenge consisted of youth ambassadors, better known as "Team Firefly", Kyra (11 years old) and Yixuan (12 years old), as well as two of iFly Singapore's top instructors, Kristopher Reynolds (34 years old) and Joshua Tay (32 years old) also known as "Team Awesome". Both teams competed in both the "Dynamic 2-way" and "2 way Freefly - Open" categories. Team Firefly also finished a credible fifth ("5th") place, while Team Awesome also managed a respectable eighth ("8th") place in the "2-way Freefly - open" category.

Lawrence Koh, Managing Director and Founder of iFly Singapore shares, "We are absolutely delighted to see Kyra and Kristopher getting the silver medal. We came to Bedford to gain experience in competing with world class flyers as it is our first world championship out of Singapore. We are very humbled and happy with the results. This has been an incredible experience for the teams, and they did extremely well. Both teams have trained exceptionally hard for this competition, training at least 3-4 times a week since February. It was extremely satisfying to see Yi Xuan and Joshua doing a superb job as well, and we are equally thrilled with their 5th placing for Dynamic 2-way".

Kristopher Reynolds said, "I'm really pleased with my performance (at the 2014 Bodyflight World Challenge) and to get a second place was just the icing on the cake. We all had an amazing experience here at the World Challenge, and we have all gained so much experience and learnt so much from all the international indoor skydivers in the competition. I can't wait to get back to Singapore to share my experiences with all the indoor skydivers at iFly Singapore".

iFly Singapore sponsored the two teams their accommodation, transport and meals during the competition.

Mr Lawrence Koh, Founder and Managing Director of iFly Singapore will now bring the teams around UK to visits the first and second generation wind tunnels for an educational tour. This is to expose the youth ambassadors and his instructors to the history, best practices and operational styles of the earliest wind tunnels of the world.

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