Parachuting championship in Dubai – level 3
As if jumping out of a plane wasn’t scary enough, these guys have to go one better and do midair acrobatics. Rather you than me!
But it’s not just for fun. This is the 5th Dubai International Parachuting Championship where contestants from around the world presented their sky-high skills.
Over 1,000 of the world’s best daredevils took to the skies to compete the honor of the world’s best in class.
Russia and France dominated in most competitions, despite strong winds putting delays to proceedings. But it was the Chinese team who won first place in the group “Fixed Point Landing Competition”.
The annual championship began on November 26th and has now come to an end. Aw, and I was just about to enter too… Hm, maybe not.
Difficult words: go one better (to do something very hard), rather you than me (when you don’t want to do something), contestant (competitor), daredevil (person who likes doing dangerous things), sky-high (very good; in the sky), despite (even though there were strong winds), annual (happening every year).
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