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Qatar national paragliding team soars into third ranking worldwide


The team achieved third place in the international classification of paramotor competitions.

Soaring to yet new heights, the paramotor Qatari team ranked second at the individual level and third at the team level in the international classification of paramotor competitions of the World Air Sports Federation (FAI).

The second-place title was won by Qatar after player Hayyan Al Ahbabi achieved a phenomenal position in the paragliding category (PL1) with 21 points in the international classification.

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Held at the Federation’s headquarters in Switzerland, the international classification was adopted on the sidelines of the general assembly meeting of the Microlight and Paramotor Commission (CIMA).

In addition to the titles, technical and organisational matters for paramotor activities were discussed during the general assembly meeting, which lasted for 3 days. 

Paramotors give you the unique ability to fly using a paraglider wing and a harness-mounted engine with a propeller. 

Known globally to be a hazardous and competitive sport, paramotor has evolved over the years to now see advanced pilots perform extreme maneuvers, such as wing-overs, barrel rolls, and loops.

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