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Teague tackles final day of aerosport action in Colombia
- Updated: August 3, 2013
Aerosports Chris Teague goes into Saturdays final round of World Games competition in 25th place overall and hoping to rise like a warm updraught.
Fridays action saw competitors in second-day action at the local airbase and taking part in the three different disciplines of accuracy, speed and distance.
In the aerosport world this is very much not the norm and normally one of the three disciplines would be wrapped up before moving onto the next.
But this competition has been stretched out over three days and competitors can never get into the zone and concentrate on one discipline.
Teagues manager and wife, Julie summed up the Pretoria participants second day: His first speed round was into wind unlike 20 of the competitors who did their first round on Thursday and so had a great advantage.
But of the 12 people who did their first round of speed today he did really well and placed 18th for the first speed round.
In the second speed round he placed ninth. Because of his out of course zero in accuracy first thing this morning hes in 25th place overall right now.
Julie also pointed out that the fact that hes only recently taken ownership of a new competition canopy has also got be factored in.
Hes really feeling the effects of moving on to a brand new wing three months ago. The professionals all agree it took them at least 200 jumps to feel proficient on the new design.
But after some confidence boosting rounds this afternoon hes feeling really excited about the last day of competition tomorrow.