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Sebastian Coupy goes for the paragliding World Cup!

Sebastian Coupy goes for the paragliding World Cup! ( After winning last Friday, native of Reunion Island, Sebastien Coupy, should preserve his advantage in the general ranking. Last Saturday October 5, he got eighth place in the last session of this stage of the paragliding World Cup on Reunion, which allowed him to ensure his place on the first step of the podium.

“I didn’t think I would do so well. The level was really high this year. Yet, the situation was very favorable for me. So many years competitively flying, and here I am qualifying for the World Cup final; I’m thrilled. I’ve still got a lot to do. I was proud to wear the IRT colors,” he said. Sebastien Coupy still can’t believe it! With first place achieved during the stage of the paragliding World Cup on Reunion Island, the Reunion Island man is “flying high!”

The Site des Colimacons in Saint-Leu has experienced an adrenaline rush during the last leg of the Reunion Island stage of the paragliding World Cup. On Saturday, October 5, the competitors had to cover 54 km going from Saint-Leu to the golf course of Etang-Sale, passing the Saline and Pointe des Avirons, to return to the landing site of Kelonia. Thanks to his progress in the general classification and a final tactical course, Sebastien Coupy was able to contain his adversaries to ensure victory. With eighth place achieved at the end of the last session, the Reunion Island man is able to earn the necessary points, allowing him to win this stage of the paragliding World Cup in the colors of the Reunion Island Tourism team.

A well-deserved victory for Sebastien Coupy who has faced big names in paragliding like the French man Jeremie Lager, the Venezuelan Michael Von Wachter, or even the Spanish man Felix Rodriguez. Sebastien Coupy will represent Reunion Island during the final of the paragliding World Cup that will take place in Brazil in January 2014.

MEDIA CONTACT: Liliana Rossi, Communication Manager, Reunion Island Tourism Board, Tel: +33 810 160 000, Fax: +262 262 21 00 21, Email: , Web:

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