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FAI: 15th Paragliding World Championship – Monte Avena (ITA) – Highlights

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The first Italian edition of the Paragliding World Championships were already openend with a new record: 48 nations with about 150 athletes were involved: Such a massive participation has never had occurred in past editions. The event is structured in 11 flight tasks that were assigned on a daily basis for which the best closing time is only one aspect to climb the charts. The competition was held in 3 scoring categories: Nations, Women and Overall.

A 5000 square kilometres flying area and the stunning panoramas of Dolomiti Bellunesi served as backdrop. At the horizon the magic of Venice and its lagoon were visible. The core of the competitions of the 15th Paragliding World Championship were flight points of Monte Avena, of Predolomiti mountain chain and of Valbelluna, but some tasks saw athletes committed to battle in the skies of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino, affecting the entire Venetian foothills from Caltrano (VI) to Aviano (PN) and part of the Trentino ridge from Valsugana up to Levico.

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