This teenage gold medallist makes indoor skydiving look so easy

Singaporean Kyra Poh wins two gold medals at the 2017 Wind Games

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 6 Feb 2017

Skydiving Kyra Poh
Photo: Joan Agramunt/Windoor/Facebook

Meet junior freestyle indoor skydiving champion 14-year-old Kyra Poh from Singapore. The teenager made a huge name for herself last weekend when she bagged not one, but TWO gold medals at the 2017 Wind Games in Cataluna, Spain.

She soared through her solo freestyle category, performing a routine with a difficulty rating of 8.8 (the highest among her competitors!), coming out first with a total of 361.217 points ahead of Czech Republic's Jakub Harrer (349.033) and Poland's Maja Kyczynska (340.751).

Her routine would make you dizzy just watching it. And you thought your cartwheels were cool.

Each competitor was required to perform two compulsory routines without music and two free routines with music. Their performances were judged based on the difficulty and variety of their moves, rhythm, choreography and artistic merit. Kyra also won the solo speed competition, where the participant performs various compulsory and randomly-drawn routines as fast as they can, clocking a total of 237.420 seconds for the eight rounds.

Kyra took home the prize money of SGD $2,300 for each medal. She credited her grandfather, Sunny Teo as her main source of her motivation. "I thought about him before I went into the tunnel," she told Straits Times. "He's also fighting (against cancer), which is such a tough thing to do, and he doesn't even think there's anything wrong with him."

"I just wanted to fly for him and make him proud, because he really wanted me to go on to compete and see me do my best," she added.

Congratulations on your win, Kyra!

Photo: Joan Agramunt/Windoor/Facebook

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