S'pore indoor skydivers to compete with the world's best

S'pore indoor skydivers to compete with the world's best

Two teams will represent Singapore in the 2014 Bodyflight World Challenge, which will take place on April 4 and 5, in Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.

This year's Bodyflight World Challenge is set to become the biggest indoor skydiving competition organised in the world, with 25 countries participating.

The total prize purse for the competition is £20,000 (S$41,900) across 3 disciplines this year.

iFly Singapore will be sending youth ambassadors, Kyra (11 years old) and Yixuan (12 years old), and two of their instructors, Kristopher Reynolds and Joshua Tay. They will be competing in the dynamic 2-way and 2-way open free fly categories.

The teams have undergone a rigorous training of at least thrice a week schedule, with each session taking one hour's worth of flight time since Feb. Their training programme has specifically been designed for this competition.

Lawrence Koh, Managing Director and Founder of iFly Singapore said: "We are going to Bedford to compete and have set ourselves the goal of finishing amongst the top three. However, the majority of indoor skydivers have been flying much longer than Kyra, Yixuan or Joshua and have a wealth of experience.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to expose our young pool of professional indoor skydivers to the global arena and provide them the platform to witness first-hand the competencies of other enthusiasts."

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