Yoosuf (Champi) Niham, of Cyrix College wins the Aerobatics Discipline in the Maldivian National Finals of the Red Bull Paper Wings competition, held in Kulhivaru Ekuveni today.
Yoosuf, from the island of K.Kaashidhoo is currently studying in Cyrix College and enrolled in the Certificate 3 in Information Technology program. Champi, beat over a 100 participants today in a packed hangar-esque venue and is the first of three winners who will be decided by the end of 28th March. He won the Aerobatics discipline after acquiring 25 points (out of 30) and beating two other pilots who scored a close 24 points.
“I never expected I would be able to win, to be able to get a prize to Austria for the World Finals”, said Champi. “I didn't really get ready for the competition, came here with a friend actually to watch him compete and decided to throw a plane and test my luck”.
Niham will be now studying better aerobatics techniques, as he celebrates and prepares for a much tougher level of competition at the World Finals in Hangar 7.
The Air-time discipline will kick off at 8:00 PM on the 27th of March at Kulhivaru Ekuveni and the Distance discipline commences on the 28th of March 9:00 AM.