Indonesia to hold international parachuting championship

10:39, July 04, 2010      

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170 parachute athletes from 16 countries will take part in the 13th Asiana Parachuting Championship slated from July 4 to 7 in Central Java province's capital city of Surakarta, a local media reported on Saturday.

Besides athletes from men and female teams from the host country, athletes taking part in the championship that would be held in the city's airport of Adi Sumarmo would come from Bahrain, Australia, Canada, China, Iraq, Jordan, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Oman, Palestine, Poland, Singapore, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

According to the championship's chief organizer Affendi Soen, teams and individual athletes will vie in three game categories in the championships that consisted of accurate landing, air formation and team cooperation.

"60 percent from 170 athletes will vie in individual competition, 25 percent will vie in air formation and 15 percent will vie in team cooperation in the air," Affendi was quoted by the Antara news agency as saying in a press conference held prior to the championship.

Affendi said that Indonesian team is expected to reach three best teams in the championship, adding that China and Oman teams would be the toughest contenders in the championship.

Source: Xinhua

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