Wind Games

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Wind Games are an annual tournament for indoor skydiving, sponsored by Windoor, a manufacturer of vertical wind tunnels. The event first took place in 2014 and as of 2017 has always been held at Windoor's facility in Empuriabrava, Spain.

Wind Games includes solo, two-person, 4-person, dynamic, freestyle and speed events, all in a vertical wind tunnel.[1]

Wind Games 2014 was held on January 17–18.[2][3]

Wind Games 2015 was held on 23–24 January.[4][5]

Wind Games 2016 was held on 21–23 January.[6][7]

Wind Games 2017 was held on 3–4 February.[8] Kyra Poh of Singapore won the solo speed competition[9] and also won gold in solo freestyle.[10][11] A video of the third-place solo freestyle performance by Maja Kuczyńska of Poland went viral.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Dator, "Wind Games is the dopest, most beautiful sport you probably haven't heard of", SB Nation, 7 February 2017.
  2. ^ Vania Da Rui, "The Wind Games 2014" (video, 4 minutes 54 seconds), Skydive, 24 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Wind Games 2014", Fédération française du parachutisme (in French), retrieved 8 February 2017.
  4. ^ Anne Maxwell, "Wind Games 2015", Skydive, 9 December 2014.
  5. ^ Windoor Realfly, "Wind Games 2015 Results" (video, 6 minutes 25 seconds), YouTube.
  6. ^ "Wind Games 2016", Skydive, 21 January 2016.
  7. ^ Randee Dawn, "Wind Games winner will blow you away with astounding aerial dance moves", Today, 26 January 2016 (videos).
  8. ^ "Wind Games 2017", Windoor, retrieved 8 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Kyra Poh: The 14-year-old girl who's the 'fastest flyer'", BBC, 7 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Die 14-jährige Kyra holt zweimal Gold und 'alles für Opa'", Stern, 6 February 2017 (in German).
  11. ^ "Indoor skydiving: Singaporean teen Kyra Poh wins two golds at Wind Games in Spain", The Straits Times, 5 February 2017.
  12. ^ Henrik Brandt, "Wind Games: Indoor skydiver goes viral with incredible freestyle routine", Daily Record, 6 February 2017 (video).
  13. ^ Andrew Liszewski, "We Should Definitely Replace the Olympics With These Badass Indoor Skydiving Wind Games", Sploid, Gizmodo, 7 February 2017 (video).