"It's a dream!"
Bicho Carrera is still beaming with happiness after winning the 3rd FAI World Paragliding Acro Championships held in Italy last July. Being World Champion in acro has been his ambition since he decided to be a professional acro pilot in 2015, when he was just 19 years old. "I feel good! It's been a lot of work and sacrifice, but it pays!"
Just a year ago, he couldn't believe this was possible. He had been stuck in his homeland Chile due to the covid pandemic and could not travel and train for a year. But come 2021 everything changed for the better, he tells us. "Training in El Hierro and Organya, I started to feel I would have a chance for the top three."
The full article was published in Cross Country magazine 226, december 2021.