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Park Joon Seok wins international paragliding event

Update: June, 25/2019 - 09:17

 

A paraglider flies over Lý Sơn Island in the Quảng Ngãi Open Paragliding Championship 2019. — Photo sggp.org.vn

HÀ NỘI — Park Joon Seok triumphed in the Quảng Ngãi Open Paragliding Championship 2019, which concluded on Lý Sơn Island on Monday.

Vietnamese paragliders Ngô Xuân Trường and Nguyễn Công Anh were the runners-up.

Hà Nội Club took the lead in the team rankings, followed by Sài Gòn Club.

The event attracted nearly 100 paragliders of 16 clubs from 10 countries including the UK, Thailand, Australia, Laos, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.

Pilots took off from Thới Lới Mountain, 170m above sea level, and landed on the runaway of Lý Sơn heliport.

This is the first time Quảng Ngãi Province has hosted a paragliding event on Lý Sơn Island. It was aimed at promoting the island's culture and tourism.

The tournament, which was organised by the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism with technical support from Hà Nội Paragliding Club, was part of the activities to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the re-establishment of the province. — VNS

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