By Murni Fazira
The Perak International Skydiving Championship 2019 ended on Sunday, December 22.
The closing ceremony took place at Sultan Abdul Aziz Recreation Park (Polo Ground) from 1pm to 3pm. It was filled with performances by local artists such as Zahid AF2, Amir Masdi and X’cess Band.
The prize-giving ceremony was led by Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador, Inspector-General of Police and Dato’ Zainol Fadzi, Menteri Besar’s Adviser.
It was double the joy for police commando, VAT 69 as they were crowned champion in the accuracy and canopy formation categories and third in the formation skydiving category.
Abdul Hamid hoped that the championship would be made an annual affair with a greater number of participants.
“I’m glad that this championship has received an overwhelming response from the skydiving sports fan,” said Abdul Hamid.
He added that since the event was well received by men, women and veterans, age and gender should not be a limitation for this extreme sport.