Local skydiving star wins gold at Nationals, heads to World Championships | News
The following is from a United States Parachute Association news release:
Oro Valley resident Tiffany Lamb won a gold medal last week in the freestyle competition at the 2012 U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships at Skydive Arizona, south of Phoenix. This is the third consecutive year that Lamb has won the national championships. She now will head to the World Parachuting Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at the end of this month as part of the elite U.S. Parachute Team.
The USPA National Skydiving Championships is the world’s largest annual skydiving competition, with more than 600 skydivers from around the nation competing in multiple skydiving disciplines. Lamb competes in freestyle skydiving, a radical and truly three-dimensional event. In freestyle, a jumper combines the dynamics of gymnastics with the elegance of dance in an aerial performance starting 13,000 feet above the ground. Lamb’s team includes camera flyer Travis Mills, who flies alongside to video her in action.
As part of the U.S. Parachute Team, the country’s most elite aerial athletes, Lamb will join the delegation of more than 60 skydivers representing the U.S. in Dubai November 29 to December 10 to compete against the best skydivers from around the world.
Lamb, 33, has made an astounding 2,000 skydives and works as a senior scientist at Ventana Medical Systems.
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