Kyra Poh Finishes Top as Singapore Indoor Skydivers Win Big at 4th FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving

A youthful looking Team Singapore Indoor Skydiving team wins Four Golds at the World’s largest Indoor Skydiving competition in Charleroi, Belgium

Having narrowly missed out the last time, Singapore Indoor Skydiving Star Kyra Poh is now a World Cup Champion.

Singapore, April 11, 2022 – Singaporean Indoor Skydiving Star Kyra Poh has emerged as champion with a clutch first-place finish at the jointly held 4th World Cup of Indoor Skydiving (WCIS) and 2nd FAI European Indoor Skydiving Championships 2022.

Held in Charleroi, Belgium from April 5-10, 2022, the event witnessed approximately 400 international athletes competing in a world-class facility just south of the Belgian capital of Brussels.

Exclaimed Poh: "It feels super awesome, and I am glad to be called a World Cup Champion."

Singapore Indoor Skydiving Star Kyra Poh's Freestyle routine at the 4th FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving.

"At the last world competition, I actually was neck-and-neck for first place, but ended up placing 2nd. I’m happy that this year I managed to constantly lead and triumph to get the world title."

The solo freestyle category saw Poh and her competitors perform routines to music with the athletes scoring on how well they performed the compulsory moves. With scores of 18.0, 9.2, 18.4, 9.7, and 18.3 in each of the 5 rounds, Kyra emerged on top of the standings as champion.

Gold medallists of the 4th FAI World Cup. Front Row (L-R) Jordan Lee, Kai Minejima-Lee and Vera Poh, Back Row (L-R) Choo Yixuan, Kyra Poh and Isabelle Koh

It wasn't just Kyra who excelled at the competition though. Despite having to juggle both schoolwork and training on top of the many uncertainties brought about by the pandemic, the Singaporean team comprising five youths braved immense challenges and tested their mettle in the world's largest indoor skydiving competition and flew the Singapore flag high.

The youthful indoor skydiving team, which also comprised Kai Minejima-Lee (13 years-old), Vera Poh (12 years-old), Isabelle Koh (14 years-old), and Jordan Lee (17 years-old), participated in the Freestyle (Open), Freestyle (Junior), 2-Way Dynamic Junior (Speed and Free), and 4-Way Dynamic Junior (Speed) disciplines.

Kai Minejima-Lee won gold in the Freestyle Solo Junior category.

The Singapore team competed in four of the 10 categories in the competition, putting up a spirited performance and bringing home Gold medals in all four categories. The team has been preparing for the competition in Belgium since February 2021, and faced stiff competition against many talented athletes hailing from countries across the globe.

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