Russell Cheetham is the new World Open Class gliding champion. Cheetham secured his victory and a first world gliding medal to go with two previous European Championship victories after a dramatic final day of competition at Benalla in the Australian State of Victoria. Cheetham will be joined on the podium by his team mate Andy Davis who finished in the bronze medal spot.
In addition, a strong all-round performance saw the 6 man British team, who were competing across all three classes, win another World Team Cup.
Britain’s Mike Young won his third world championship medal by finishing third in the 18m class, with team mate and two-time world champion Steve Jones seventh. In the 15m class, Derren Francis finished 6th in his first world championships, with Ed Johnston 32nd.
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