Nikolai Shorokhov

Our friend and partner Nikolai Shorokhov passed away on Sunday 3rd July following a long battle with an unknown muscular disease.

Nikolai was a greatly respected pilot and coach. He was Russian paragliding champion on many occasions and no stranger to the podium in international competitions.

For a time in 2004/2005, he was 1st in the FAI world ranking. Among his more recent victories were the 2007 XC Open in Carpinteria and a task win at the 2008 PWC in Poggio-Bustone.

Gin simply remembers him as "Uncle Sam", a special person who always had a smile for everybody.

Sincere condolences to Nikolai's family and friends.

Nikolai, we all love you.

Nikolai

 

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