Sky's the limit for paraglider

Paragliding pilot Jessica Goh was crowned women's world champion at the 2015 Paragliding Accuracy World Cup. The 39-year-old makes her Asian Games debut later this month.
Paragliding pilot Jessica Goh was crowned women's world champion at the 2015 Paragliding Accuracy World Cup. The 39-year-old makes her Asian Games debut later this month.PHOTO COURTESY OF JESSICA GOH

What goes up must come down but, for paragliding pilot Jessica Goh, there are few lows in her sport. Ask the 39-year-old about her first brush with paragliding six years ago and there is a three-second pause before she produces an ode to flight: "When I took the glider up and my feet left the ground... wow.

"The feeling of peace (from being) up there... you're there with amazing scenery in front of you with rolling hills, the meandering river and you have the wide expanse of blue sky and fluffy clouds... it's just an amazing feeling."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 14, 2018, with the headline 'Sky's the limit for paraglider'. Print Edition | Subscribe