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Successful XIV National Paragliding concentration despite the bad weather forecast (22/09/2009)

Francisco Navarro, Jesus and Maria Teresa Costa Arnao took a clean sweep of victories in this event

One of the most spectacular Guadalentín Sports Games is the foil, as you could see the curious and fans who were flying over the weekend to those athletes brave and not afraid of anything.

The XIV National Meeting of Paragliding test proved to be a consolidated within the national calendar of this type, as was evident in the test organized by the Vertical and Paragliding Club IMJUDE.

However, the weather forecast caused many drivers from other regions and thus decided not to risk were 38 people that took part, prominent figure but not so marked the forecast performance of the test, it was confirmed the presence of more than 80 participants.

Pilots Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Almeria and Malaga Lorca did not travel to these forecasts, but the organizers made clear their desire to participate in a year.

While at the end there was no excessive regret weather problems, it is also true that during the mornings of Saturday and Sunday are not able to fly, which makes sense considering how delicate is this sport and that the risks in an activity so can pay very expensive.

However, both Saturday and Sunday from 15 hours is quite spectacular flights lived due to the technical quality of many of the participants.

Among the drivers of the XIV National Meeting, include the Swiss Suby Lutolf based in Spain, the Valencian David Cubells and Paragliding Club totanero Vertical Jesus Costa, riders ranked in the top national ranking and who participate in prestigious international .

Also important are the names of regional pilots and Francisco Navarro, Federico Núñez, regular competitors in the National League where their excellent results.

The test output stood at the Peñarrubia, being the point of arrival the arena of the complex of La Torrecilla.

In particular, there were four tests: height gain, retention, accuracy and female combined.

In total, 58 flights were able to perform scoring, in which several riders got over 2,000 meters high, while others reached a stay of more than 3 hours.

Great results, then, in a dramatic test.

These were the results:

Height gain

1.

Francisco Navarro Gonzalez (Espuña Paragliding Club)

2,685 meters on takeoff

2.

Hans Dieter Kesctain (Elevation Paragliding Club)

2,446 meters on takeoff

3.

Jesus Costa Sánchez (Elevation Paragliding Club)

2,403 meters on takeoff

Stay in flight

1.

Francisco Navarro Gonzalez (Espuña Paragliding Club)

3 hours 26 minutes

2.

Jesus Costa Sánchez (Elevation Paragliding Club)

2 hours 5 minutes

3. Hans Dieter Kesctain (Elevation Paragliding Club)

1 hour 45 minutes

Accuracy

1.

Jesus Costa Sánchez (Elevation Paragliding Club)

250 points

2.

Pedro Jiménez Moreno (Elevation Paragliding Club)

200 points

3.

Juan José Valero Durán (Elevation Paragliding Club)

100 points

Female combined

1.

María Teresa Jiménez Arnao (Elevation Paragliding Club)

1,000 points

2.

Molina Pilar Llamas (Elevation Paragliding Club)

500 points

3.

Slab Ros Piedad (Cieza Wings Paragliding Club)

250 points

Source: Juegos Deportivos del Guadalentín

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