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England: World's best skydivers come together for indoor challenge
Ninety-four teams from 24 countries will participate in one of the most awaited indoor skydiving competitions in England that will last for two days. Top skydivers from across the world will make the event a special one, and the winner will get GBP 20,000. The venue for the competition is a wind tunnel, which was earlier used by the military for testing aero-dynamics.

Sarah Cannon, Former World Skydiving Champion, said in this AFP video, “We have spent a significant amount of time on the creepers, which are little skateboards that we use on the floor. We can spend as much time as we want on those, but the flying time is incredibly short - 35 seconds scoring time. We have to make that 35 second count. One second of things going wrong could mean a difference between a gold medal and not being in the podium at all.”

The sport may have been well known in various parts of the globe, but it is indoor skydiving, which is gradually becoming popular. With facilities for indoor skydiving improving across various other countries, the sport has witnessed a boom, especially in some countries of Europe, Asia and North America.

Clement Martin St Leon, Gavroches Maubeuge team explains the popularity of the sport: “Now, it is a completely separate discipline and we we are noticing that year on year the numbers are growing up. We are not far off when we will have 100 teams participating for the World indoor championship.”

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