Vladivostok hosts Fun Jumping Festival

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Fun Jumping Festival
Vladivostok - XINHUA

 The second edition of the Fun Jumping Festival in Russian Far East city of Vladivostok has attracted more than 100 amateurs and professionals and the dizzying stunts has impressed the crowd.
Bike riders, rollers and skateboarders made a big splash at one of the city's piers on Sunday by diving off the ramp and making stunts while airborne.
The youngest participant was 10, while the eldest was 42.
Hundreds of spectators gathered at the quay to support the riders. The amateurs made their jumps first. Some of them wore colorful costumes to impress the crowd.
Later, the professionals from the Russian Far East, Japan and Romania caught the attention of the audience. Their show featured exceedingly difficult stunts.
The judges made evaluation on the creativity in making costumes, the most complicated stunt, and the longest distance of the jump. A competitor dressed like Santa Claus won in the first category
Only four girls dared to compete with male contenders. The festival's main award was 5,000 rubles.
The first edition of the festival took place in Vladivostok in 2013. Some 200 riders participated. More than 1,500 audience gathered to encourage them.
This year's event was supported by Vladivostok's City Hall.


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