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The sport of jumping out of an airplane and free falling for a period of time and then deploying a parachute.

How to Play

There are many styles of competitive skydiving : freestyle, formation, vertical formation, and canopy piloting . For freestyle, the objective is to perform a series of acrobatic and gymnastic maneuvers. For formation skydiving, skydivers are judged on their specific formations. In vertical formation skydiving, skydivers are in teams and are judged on their ability to successfully create a series of formations. Canopy piloting is when skydivers have to land on a specific target.

Sports Role(s)

  • There are skydivers that compete for themselves in individual.
  • Skydivers can also compete in groups where each member is responsible for being a part of the formation.

Equipment Requirements

  • An altimeter which is used to measure the altitude of the diver and keep them aware of the altitude they are at.
  • The container is what holds the parachute.
  • Goggles which protect the divers eyes as they are falling at high speeds.
  • The harness secures the diver to the parachute.
  • A helmet provides skydivers with full head protection.
  • A jumpsuit  helps to preserve the clothes the skydiver is wearing under.
  • The pilot chute is a smaller parachute that catches the air and pulls the parachute out of the container.


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Shital Mahajan

Mahajan is a skydiver who has eight world records. She is the first woman to perform an accelerated free fall jump over Antarctica and the youngest woman to jump over both the North and South Poles. In 2011 she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. She was also the first Indian woman to perform a wingsuit jump.

Date of Birth

September 19, 1982



Net Worth

$1.5 million

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