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Article: 4675 of rec.aviation.soaring Path: cfanews!hsdndev!fas-news.harvard.edu!das-news2.harvard.edu!news2.near.net!howland.reston.ans.net!paladin.american.edu!hookup!uwm.edu!spool.mu.edu!agate!darkstar.UCSC.EDU!news.hal.COM!decwrl!waikato!news.midland.co.nz!roake.gen.nz!user From: firstname.lastname@example.org (JOHN H ROAKE) Newsgroups: rec.aviation.soaring Subject: WORLD GLIDE 95, JANUARY 21/1 Date: Sat, 21 Jan 1995 20:52:35 +1200 Organization: Midland Internet Limited - Hamilton, New Zealand Lines: 43 Message-ID:
NNTP-Posting-Host: roake.gen.nz Press release World Gliding Championships 21 January New Zealand's Ray Lynskey from Blenheim is the new world gliding champion after a spectacular performance in the final race of the World Gliding Championships in Omarama today (Saturday January 21) in which he proved that skill, local experience and sheer determination were an unbeatable combination. Heading into today's final contest day in second place, with 9 points to gain to win over Germany's Uli Schwenk, 39-year-old Lynskey says he knew he had no choice but to cut his margins, push hard and go for gold. Winning with ease, Lynskey , flying a Nimbus Four, completed the 524 kilometres in an average speed of 126.58 km/h, 55 minutes ahead of Schwenk. This has increased Lynskey's points to a comfortable lead of 300 points over Schwenk who finished in fifth place today but is runner-up for the title, while team mate Robert Schroeder is third. Early in the race Lynskey could not shake off the close-hugging German Robert Schroeder, but after the final turn for home, Lynskey reckons he knew he had the title in the bag because there wasn't a German in sight. ``I put the nose down, went along the ridge and there is nothing faster than you could do. I didn't believe they (the Germans) could do anything better to get to that turn than I had done.'' This is Lynskey's fifth world championship, but his first world title. He says it will be his last and he has no intention of defending his world title in France in 1997. ``This is a oncer, that's it. There's other things to do.'' The 15-metre and standard classes were closely fought to the finish line. Reigning 15-metre world champion Eric Napoleon of France has successfully defended his title, winning the class from Great Britain's Justin Wills second and Gilles Navas third. However New Zealanders Terry Delore and Nigel McPhee took the line honours for today's race, finishing first and second respectively. This was Delore's fourth day-win in the championships, but inconsistent performances have cost him the chance of a world title. Markku Kuittenin of Finland is the new standard class champion, managing to hold onto first place in the standard class. MORE WHEN FINAL SCORES ARE COMPUTED
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