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Russia: Group of 106 Russian daredevils set new national skydiving record01:33

Russia: Group of 106 Russian daredevils set new national skydiving record

Russian Federation, Kolomna
July 16, 2016 at 11:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

106 Russian daredevils set a new national skydiving record in Kolomna, Friday, when they successfully created two large formations in the sky in 89 seconds.

The parachutists, who consisted of both men and women, were taken by a plane to 5,500 meters (18,045 feet) from which they exited into a freefall, creating a 106-way formation. They then quickly changed the formation to another one, before releasing their grips and opening the parachutes.

The achievement now stands as a national record of group parachute acrobatics in Russia. The world record is hold by a US team, who in 2015 created a 122-way formation with a change in Zephyrhills, Florida.

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106 Russian daredevils set a new national skydiving record in Kolomna, Friday, when they successfully created two large formations in the sky in 89 seconds.

The parachutists, who consisted of both men and women, were taken by a plane to 5,500 meters (18,045 feet) from which they exited into a freefall, creating a 106-way formation. They then quickly changed the formation to another one, before releasing their grips and opening the parachutes.

The achievement now stands as a national record of group parachute acrobatics in Russia. The world record is hold by a US team, who in 2015 created a 122-way formation with a change in Zephyrhills, Florida.

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