Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The SA Nationals Championship at Skydive Xtreme

From 26 – 30 April 2010, Skydive Xtreme at Modimolle Airfield was buzzing with activity as the venue for the SA Skydiving National Championship.

Sixty competitors from across the country competed against each other in the Formation Skydiving and Artistic Events disciplines.

Experience levels varied from novice jumpers to experienced jumpers with over 5000 jumps. The winner of the Formation Skydiving four way open event is going to represent South Africa at the World Formation Skydiving Championships in Russia during July 2010.

This year the event was won by the current SA Champions, Team Voodoo 4 consisting of Amy Kirtland, Colin Rothman, Dave Sumter, Vana Parker and Helge Harms (camera man).

But the most remarkable achievement at the event was accomplished by Johannes Selepe, a resident of Modimolle. With only 207 jumps, Johannes received a gold medal in the Artistic Event Intermediate category with team mates Brendon van Niekerk and Bertus de Beer. This is unique for two reasons namely, the fact that it is the first time in the history of the event that a civilian black person competed in the SA National Championships and also the first time ever that a black person competed in the Artistic Event discipline.

Johannes has been skydiving for the last 5 years and is an extremely important part of the team at Skydive Xtreme. His dream is to one day become a tandem master.

Pictured above are Team Xtreme comprised of Bertus De Beer (cameraman), Johannes Selepe and Brendon van Niekerk.

This great event with a memorable result was hosted by Skydive Xtreme. Book your skydiving experience with Skydive Xtreme today.

1 comment:

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