Friday, August 7, 2020

Bahrain bags two medals at Skydiving World Challenge

The Kingdom of Bahrain’s parachutes team added another success to its achievements winning two medals at the Bodyflight Indoor Skydiving World challenge 2017 in the UK.

The ‘B’ team clinched a gold medal in the level 4 competition, while the ‘A’ team a silver in Level 2 (AA). This was Bahrain’s best achievement in this type of sport, with their second best record being a gold medal in Level 3 (A) in the 2014 edition championship.

Spearheading Bahrain in this event were Khalid Meshreh, Nasser Abdulla, Husain Ahmed and Ahmed Al Thawadi (Team ‘A’), Younes Al Dossary, Abdulrahim Dawood, Khalifa Al Najjar and Ammar Muthana (Team ‘B’).

Other Bahrain delegation members were manager Mohammed Malalla, treasurer Mohammed Al Dossary and umpire Yasser Hameed.

More than 250 competitors from 63 countries competed in what was said to be the world’s largest indoor skydiving event. The Bodyflight World Challenge, held in Milton Ernest, Bedfordshire, took place in a vertical wind tunnel.

The chamber was 5m (16.4ft) wide and 8m (26.25ft) high and wind speeds reaches upto 180mph (290 k/mh). Each team performed a series of synchronised moves during their respective routine.

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