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Silver medal for British Gliding Team

PUBLISHED: 17:08 24 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:19 10 October 2012

Silver medal for British Gliding Team

Silver medal for British Gliding Team

The British Gliding Team has won silver in the World Gliding Championships, which took place in Uvalde, Texas.

The British Gliding Team has won silver in the World Gliding Championships, which took place in Uvalde, Texas.

Poland finished in gold medal position, while Germany took bronze.

The top British individual performance came from Mike Young who was third in the 18m class, just one place ahead of team mate Russell Cheetham.

Pete Harvey, flying the new Antares 23 sailplane, an aircraft that he had no previous experience of, finished 5th overall in the Open Class after racking up three day wins. Ed Johnston finished sixth overall in a very strong field in the 15m class, with Matt Cook 23rd.

Non-flying team captain, Phil Strurley, said: “This was a splendid all-round effort by Team GB, which displays the UK’s strength in depth at this level.”

Competitors cumulatively flew over 800,000km during the 13 days of intense competition.

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