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January 11, 2019

After setting three world distance records in her homeland Brazil, Marcella Uchoa has finished 2018 at the top of the podium as Brazilian female PG champion.

In Marcella’s words:

“This year was very intense for me. My main goals/dreams of the 2018 season were to beat the Female World Record of distance and to become Female Brazilian Champion. I worked really hard and was lucky enough to achieve both goals. With a big plus because I beat three Female World Records and also got in the Brazilian National Competition the best result of a woman in the history of Brazilian paragliding! Although, it was not easy to get here. As it was my first year flying a CCC wing I had to prepare myself to be ready to face the big air conditions of Brazilian northeast. So, I engaged to every competition possible and flew the most I could. Also, I did a SIV course (with Brazilian League support) on Enzo3 S to help me to know the wing and get confident about my skills. Furthermore, I participated in three PWCs this season (Baixo Guandu, Bulgaria and Turkey) and even though I got frustrated for not conquering the results I expected, they were extremely important to make me grow as a competition pilot. Because the frustrations became steps to my evolution. Learning how to overcome these frustrations, learning much more about my equipment and trimming, learning with the best pilots of the world about strategies in different types os tasks, learning to fly faster. Therefore, I learned so much in this season and in the end all this helped me to achieve my main goals. So, I finish the 2018 season with the feeling of mission accomplished and believing that dreams come true. Can’t wait for the next season and trying to become a better pilot each day!!”

2018 Brazil Nationals comp results here

Congrats Marcella from all the Ozone Team.

We wish you all the best in 2019.