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Arctic hosts first international precision landing competition
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Arctic hosts first international precision landing competition

On Monday, skydivers took part in the first international precision landing competition in the Arctic, RT reports. The event was named after cosmonaut Yury Gagarin. It involved skydivers from different countries, including Russia and Belarus.

The competition was dedicated to the 55th anniversary of Yury Gagarin's space flight. The parachute jumpers were to land a few kilometers off the North Pole.

"The Arctic conditions and the site of the event are unique. These together with the weather create difficulties for the athletes, but as you can see, they fared well," competition judge Arifula Yekshikeyev told RT.

The winner landed precisely in the center of a designated patch with a 32 cm diameter.