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International model aircraft championships being held in Mongolia

By M.GEREL

Mongolia is hosting the FAI World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft at Darkhan Noyonii Khudag, in Ulaanbaatar’s Nalaikh District.
Three-hundred competitors from 36 countries, including Japan, North and South Korea, China, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, France, and Italy, are competing in the championships which started on July 21. The results of the competition will be announced on August 2.
Flight model sports in Mongolia date back to 1965, and this year marks their 50 year anniversary. Between 1965 and 1990, annual flight model championships were held at the city and province level in Mongolia. The Mongolian Aeromodel Sports Association (MASA) was formed in 1996, and spawned a revival of the sport in Mongolia.
Mongolian competitors started participating in FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale) events in 2007. Mongolia was listed at number 16 out of 42 countries at the championships in Croatia in 2009. In 2011′s championship in Argentina, Mongolian competitor Batzorig took fourth place in personal performance. In 2013, the Mongolian team won fourth place in France.
Since the first free flight sports competitions were organized in 1910, the tradition of hosting a competition every two years started in European countries. The country to host the next FAI World Championship is chosen two years before the competition.
FAI officials have noted the growth in the abilities of Mongolian competitors and have valued the results of past activities led by MASA, said the President of MASA B.Amarsaikhan.
This is the first time an FAI World Championship has been held in Asia.

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