February 14, 2020
On October 12, 2019, the Swiss Yael Margelisch wrote paragliding history. As the first woman, she flew over 500 kilometers, namely over the plains in the northeast of Brazil (Lu-Glidz reported). Now the FAI has officially recognized this world record. The flight was even rated twice as a record: firstly in the category "distance over three turning points" with a total length of 552.4 kilometers; on the other hand in the discipline "free distance" with 531.7 kilometers. // Source: Y. Margelisch
This article has been translated for your convenience and was originally written in German.
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