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Gold Coast Skydive Win Gold At the Australian National Skydive Championships!

March 28, 2017 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Gold Coast Skydive’s team ‘Running Hot’ were announced as the winners of the coveted title of Australian Freestyle Skydiving Champions!  Running Hot travelled to York, Western Australia, the location of the Australian National Skydiving Championships which were held from 21-26 March, 2017.

This annual event consists of over 160 competitors made up of 35 teams and who compete in ten different events during the five days of competition.  Gold Coast Skydive’s team of elite skydivers consisted of Archie Jamieson Managing Director and Alana Bertram General Manager of Gold Coast Skydive who competed in the Artistic Freestyle category.

In a highly competitive field the Gold Coast pair powered through the competition to emerge as the winners of seven rounds of competition and were presented with the 2017 Australian Skydiving Championships gold medals.  Their gold medal winning routine can best be described as aerial gymnastics and they were judged on the degree of difficulty of their movements and on the execution of their performance.

As a result of this win, Running Hot will represent Australia at the Skydiving World Cup being held in Germany in July, 2017.

Both Archie and Alana are full time professional skydivers, Archie has multiple national titles in various disciplines. This was Alana’s first high level completion and her gold medal win was an amazing result.

The Gold Coast will host the Skydiving World Championships in October 2018 and Gold Coast Skydive’s team Running Hot will aim for gold at next years’ event!

They’ve a rigorous and strict training schedule ahead of them in preparation for next years’ championships including 500 individual jumps and approximately 30 hours wind tunnel training in the lead up to the event.

Archie Jamieson, Director of Gold Coast Skydive who is an Australian skydiving record-holder and a champion commented “Freestyle is an incredibly challenging discipline and jumps such as these are what we’ve spent our whole careers training for.  You call on all of your experience, training and expertise during a competition like this.” said Archie.

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