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4 August 1985: Larry Tudor, the “Part Bird”, who Flew a Record of a 4’343 Meters Gain in Altitude with a Hang Glider

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Today marks the 30th anniversary of an FAI Word Record made by an American pilot described as both “Part Bird” and “Skygod” and who is perhaps one of the finest Hang Glider pilot for tandem or solo flights: Larry Tudor. A fidgety Californian, he has been pushing the edges of how far hang gliders can go since the air sport's early days in the 1970s. During his long career, Tudor set a total of ten FAI World Records and the one we are commemorating today has not yet been broken.

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World Games 2013 athlete's profile: Nunnapat Phuchong (THA)

Name Nunnapat PHUCHONG  PHUCHONG Nunnapat
Sport Accuracy Landing
Gender F
Ranking 88
Nationality THA
Year of birth 1987
Start year in the sport 2008
Experience 1000/1000/500
Best achievement in competition 85

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World Games 2013 athlete's profile: Matjaz Feraric (SLO)

Name Matjaz FERARIC FERARIC Matjaz
Sport Accuracy Landing
Gender M
Ranking 3
Nationality SLO
Year of birth 1961

Experience over 10,000 flights
Best achievement in competition World Champion

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World Games 2013 athlete's profile: Dimitar Ralev (BUL)

Name Dimitar RALEV RALEV Dimitar
Sport Accuracy Landing
Gender M
Ranking 4
Nationality BUL
Year of birth 1962
Start year in the sport 1992
Experience over 3000 hours
Best achievement in competition European Champion 2012

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World Games 2013 athlete's profile: Andreas Schubert (GER)

Name Andreas SCHUBERT SCHUBERT Andreas2
Sport Accuracy Landing
Gender M
Ranking 75
Nationality GER
Year of birth 1970
Start year in the sport 1990
Experience 5500 hours
Best achievement in competition First place!

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World Games 2013 athlete's profile: Elisa Manueke (INA)

Name Elisa MANUEKE MANUEKE Elisa
Sport Accuracy Landing
Gender M
Ranking 6
Nationality INA
Year of birth 1961
Start year in the sport 1999
Experience 6720 jumps
Best achievement in competition Third place in PGAWC Germani & Superfinal PGAWC Austria 2012

What equipment do you use?

Hook 3

What do you hope to achieve at The World Games?

Gold Medal

How do you describe yourself ?

I work as an eye doctor in the Indonesian Airforce. They support me very much

What does air sport mean to you?

When I fly it makes me feel small in front of of God. Makes good character, diciplines and keep healthy. Knowing my limits. Whenever I have time, I fly.

What plans do you have for after The World Games?

Join the PGAWC Competition. And national competition.

More about the athlete

A long-time hang glider and paraglider pilot, Elisa Manueke (52) from Indonesia was first attracted to Paragliding Accuracy just three years ago when the sport first started in Asia.

 

World Games 2013 athlete's profile: George Cotet (ROU)

Name George COTET COTET George
Sport Accuracy Landing
Gender M
Ranking 9
Nationality ROU
Year of birth 1968
Start year in the sport 1990
Experience A few thousand
Best achievement in competition First place in Pre-World championship

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World Games 2013 athlete's profile: Andy Shaw (GBR)

Name Andy SHAW  SHAW Andy2
Sport Accuracy Landing
Gender M
Ranking 53
Nationality GBR
Year of birth 1966
Start year in the sport 1977
Best achievement in competition First place!

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World Games 2013 athlete's profile: Hanna Cardenas Rubio (COL)

Name Hanna CARDENAS RUBIO CARDENAS Hanna
Sport Accuracy Landing
Gender F
Ranking 109
Nationality COL
Year of birth 1978
Start year in the sport 2010
Experience 100 jumps
Best achievement in competition 2nd place, Bjelasnica 2012

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World Games 2013 athlete's profile: Milica Marinkovic (SRB)

Name Milica MARINKOVIC  MARINKOVIC Milica
Sport Accuracy Landing
Gender F
Ranking 20
Nationality SRB
Year of birth 1991
Start year in the sport 2007
Experience about 4000 flights
Best achievement in competition in Montenegro in 5 seria 25 cm

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World Games 2013 athlete's profile: Kampol Samngamnim

Name Kampol SAMNGAMNIM  SAMNGAMNIM Kampol
Sport Accuracy Landing
Gender M
Ranking 44
Nationality THA
Year of birth 1965
Start year in the sport 2001
Experience 2000/2000/1000
Best achievement in competition 44

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