Paragliding World Cup-2015

Paragliding World Cup-2015

Question: The fifth round of Paragliding World Cup 2015 was held in which of the following Indian state?

(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Himachal Pradesh
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Uttar Pradesh

Ans (b)

Related facts:

  • Himachal Pradesh hosted the Paragliding World Cup-2015 from 24 October to 31 October 2015 at Bir Billing in Kangra valley.
  • In this world cup Switzerland’s pilot Michael Kuffer topped with 3266 points while second and third place are achieved by Xevi Bonet Dalmau (3257) of Spain and Julien Wirtz (3254) of France respectively  in the men’s category.
  • Indian pilot Ajay Kumar Sharma (2703 points) achieved 31th, Gurpreet (2223 points) achieved 63th and Arvind Paul (2169 points) achieved 70th position out of total 118 pilots who participated in the World Cup.
  • In women’s category Yuki Sato of Japan topped with 2425 points while second and third place are achieved by Petra Slivova(2173) of Czech Repulic and Yael Margelisch(1907) of Switzerland respectively.
  • In the Team category Gin Gliders topped while second and third position are held by Parapente Mag and Air’G Products respectively.
  • In terms overall performance in the World Cup among nations France ,England and Slovenia achieved first, second and third place respectively, while India achieved 12th place.


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