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2008 Hang Gliding World Championships

Thursday 21 August, 2008

The 2008 World Women’s and Rigid Hang Gliding championships took place in Sigillo, Italy, from 19 July to 2 August.

Three events were run side by side, with the Women’s World (Class 1) championships flying different tasks from the small numbers of Class 2 and bigger field of Class 5 pilots, who flew the same tasks. Six were scored (Seven for the Class 2s) and the overall results were as follows:


1: Corinna Schwiegershausen, DE, Moyes Litespeed
2: Francoise Dieuzeide, FR, Moyes Litespeed
3: Kathleen Rigg, GB, Moyes Litespeed

Class 2:

1: Manfred Ruhmer, AT, Aeriane Swift Light
2: Steve Cox, CH, Bright Star Swift
3: Brian Porter, US, Aeriane Swift light

Class 5:

1: Alessandro Ploner, IT, Air Atos VR
2: Christian Ciech, IT, Air Atos VR
3: Robert Reisinger, AU, Air Atos VR

2008 Hang gliding Worlds: the winners

2008 Hang gliding Worlds: the winners


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