Skydiving: Singapore’s indoor skydiving champ Kyra Poh fractures rib, out for six weeks

SINGAPORE – Singapore indoor skydiving champion, Krya Poh, will be out of action for six weeks after fracturing her rib while doing an outdoor skydiving licence in Norway.

She was ready to complete her Accelerated Free-Fall (AFF) and A licences within the period of 20 jumps in a week of intensive outdoor skydiving.

The 16-year-old was with her mother Carolyn Teo and her team-mate Choo Yi Xuan.

While her 17-year-old team-mate attained both licences successfully, Kyra fumbled on her 16th jump on June 16 in Norway.

She hit a rough landing, causing her leg to be caught in a fence and landed on the ground chest first.

Kyra’s training schedule ahead of October’s World Cup of Indoor Skydiving championship in Bahrain will not be affected by her injury. She will resume her training in August.

Despite the injury, Carolyn remained optimistic.

She said: ” Everything happens for a reason but I am happy and proud that we are able to allow her to follow her dreams.

“I hope they will inspire more people to let their kids follow their passion – and yes Kyra will have been hurt slightly but she didn’t choose a sport that comes with no risk.

“It will be her grit and resilience that will get her better to compete again in October.”

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