INDOOR skydivers from iFly Singapore made a strong debut at the two-day Bodyflight World Challenge event that concluded yesterday in Bedford, UK.
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.
Their strong finish comes despite the World Challenge being their first competition in almost two years. It was also the first time Singaporeans had participated in the annual international skydiving competition.
"It was challenging to get used to a different wind tunnel and still try to do what we normally can, but we wanted to improve and be better than we were last time in a competition," said Kyra.
iFly's second team of Choo Yixuan, 12, and Joshua Tay, 32, finished sixth.
Kyra and Yixuan, despite being the youngest in their category, teamed up to finish fifth in another category, the 2-way Free Fly.