1st International Kite Festival

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1st International Kite Festival

The Aspire 1st International Kite Festival, capping an incredible five days of unique sporting spectacle and widespread involvement in community activities. Over five days, more than 40,000 visitors enjoyed an incredible range of technical feats showcased by some of the world’s best professional kite flyers, in addition to a hugely varied programme of community events and activities.

French competitor wins gold in the individual category and Colombian team wins gold in the pairs & teams category

Large crowds gathered for the closing ceremony during which prizes were awarded to the winning teams. In the individual category Richard Debray from France won gold, Roger Tessa-Gambassi also from France won silver and Adam Ahmad from Malaysia won bronze. In the pairs & teams category, Andesky team from Colombia won gold, Ex-Grads team from the UK won silver whilst Paire’Spire team from France won bronze. Following months of planning, the competition saw teams of top international kite flyers from 13 countries compete in a range of individual and team sports kite events at the Festival – which took place between 25th and 29th April at Aspire Park. During the five days, a range of stunning synchronised kite performances and displays celebrated the art and performance of kite flying, offering spectators a chance to witness professional international kite flyers in action.

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