Saturday, August 15

French team champion of Borneo International Kite Festival 2015

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Members of the winning teams gather for a group photo after the prize-giving ceremony.

Members of the winning teams gather for a group photo after the prize-giving ceremony.

CVF team members pose for a photo-call with (from left, back row) Rodziah, Dr Rundi and Yakup.

CVF team members pose for a photo-call with (from left, back row) Rodziah, Dr Rundi and Yakup.

BINTULU: Cerf Volant Folie (CVF) of France clinched the Borneo Sport Kite Championship title in this year’s Borneo International Kite Festival at Bintulu Old Airport site.

The winning team comprised Jeremie Maton, Lucie Dolbecq, Nicolas Lormean, Christopher Gobin, Xavier Lecluse and Nicolas Hagron.

They received a trophy and medals from Assistant Minister of Public Utilities (Electricity and Telecommunications) Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi Utom.

The tournament, which kicked of Sept 23 and ended on Sunday, also saw a local team Silat from Bintulu Kite Flyer, which has been representing Malaysia at the international competitions, finishing second.

Silat was represented by Abu Hanafiah Ismail, Adam Ahmad, Roslan Omar, Sofian Suhaili and Mohd Zulfadli Sofian. They also walked away with a trophy and medals.

Third place went to Cream Team of France which was represented by Philippe Machuel, Vincent Bayard, Henri Dancy and Stephane Beurey. Respective fourth and fifth place went to Storm Kite
and Kung Fu Team — both from China. Bintulu Development Authority general manager Rodziah Morshidi and Bintulu Resident Muhamad Yakup Kari were present at the prize presentation.