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Despite accident Sikkim Girl bags Gold in Paragliding Championship

Big congratulations to Rinzing Doma Bhutia for bagging Gold again this year as she successfully managed to dominate the other participant with her confidence and skill.

Rinzing in the middle, Rupa Devi Karki in the left and Alisa Khonjuju on the right
Rinzing in the middle, Rupa Devi Karki in the left and Alisa Khonjuju on the right
“ 1st Bodoland International Paragliding Accuracy Championship successfully happened in Dangdufur Hill in Kokrajhar.”

Talking to Rinzing, she said she is happy but she could have given her best in the international round also if she didn't meet with an accident on her first day and fall while landing. She also accepted that on her first day she didn't perform good but on her second day, in spite of being injured, she was able to focus and manage her points comparatively with other women participants and finally, she secured her position for gold in the final flight.

When asked about the accident in which she cut her tongue, she adds "Thank God, at least I am able to talk. But it all got covered. I am happy to maintain my national ranking but I missed being on the international platform. I hope that I recover soon."

Rinzing Doma Bhutia during her final round landing
Rinzing Doma Bhutia during her final round landing
" I always enjoy being in the air and flying in new locations".

1st Bodoland International Accuracy Paragliding Competition, organised by the BTC tourism department saw around 68 paragliders from 9 countries out of which 7 were women from India, Indonesia, and Korea.

Other participating nations were China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Mongolia, and Nepal. The host country India had 46 participants from different states like Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, etc. The championship was organised by the Tourism department of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) administration to promote adventure tourism and sporting arena in the region

It was a four days affair. On the first day, there were 3 qualification rounds. On the 2nd day, participants had been given 2 rounds to qualify for finals.

Watch this video to get the idea of what really happened!

I want to thank Sikkim Paragliding Association for sponsoring me. Every single help counts. I also want to congratulate other winners Rupa Devi Karki from Sikkim and Alisa Khonjuju from Arunachal Pradesh for finishing the podium.


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