Zhangjiajie, September 9 (Ding Yunjuan, Tan Pengbo, Zhao Rui) On September 17, the final of the 9 Wingsuit Flying World Championship was held in Tianmen Mountain, Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province. After a fierce competition, the American Yegor Orlov won the sprint championship, and China's Zhang Shupeng finished fifth.
On September 9, the final of the 17 Wingsuit Flying World Championship was held in Tianmen Mountain, Zhangjiajie. Photo by Zhou Xuchun
According to the rules of the race, the eight finalists jumped from the glass jump platform of Yujufeng in Tianmen Mountain at an altitude of 8 meters, flew close to the mountain along the canyon trend, and took the ropeway cable that crossed the canyon as the finish line, with a total length of about 1458.1 kilometers, and the shortest time won the championship.
The final of the sprint race began with the screams of visitors, and the eight competitors jumped off the cliff in turn, swooping, accelerating, and whizzing through the mountain and canyon. After two rounds of fierce competition, the American Yegor Orlov performed well, winning the championship in 8.25 seconds.
2023 Wingsuit Flying World Championship sprint champion Yegor Orlov. Photo by Peng Liping
Yegor Orlov said after the race that he was very happy to be able to fly here, the flight conditions are difficult to predict, but the previous test jumps felt very good. "It's a tough race with some of the best wingsuit flyers in the world."
China's Zhang Shupeng entered the final with a fifth place in the preliminary round. In the final, he played normally on both jumps and finished fifth in the final. (End)