Russian women skydivers set world record

Published: 24th July 2012 12:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th July 2012 12:55 AM   |  A+A-


A total of 88 women skydivers of Russia's Zhemchuzhina Rossii team have set a world record for the number of people linked together in a single arrangement, the country's sports ministry said Monday.

The team made a flower over the town of Kolomna near Moscow.

"With this result they beat last year's record of the German parachutists who had managed to form a figure of 84 people," the ministry said in a statement.

It took the Russian athletes about a week to prepare for the performance and four attempts to perform the feat successfully, the statement said.

The team is planning to break the record with a figure of 100 people next summer.

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