Australian teen wins World Drone Racing Championships


Fifteen year-old Rudi Browning from Australia has been crowned World Drone Racing Champion.

Browning beat over 120 other competitors taking part in the event in Shenzhen, China.

According to a report by the BBC, his victory meant the Australian team also emerged victorious ahead of Sweden in second, as the fastest country overall.

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Eleven-year-old Thai racer, Wanraya Wannapong, won the women’s title at the competition hosted by the World Air Sports Federation (FIA).

Browning beat three others in Sunday’s final to take home the $24,000 (£18,000) cash prize.

In a statement circulated by the FIA, Browning reflected on the win. He said: “I’m still shaking actually. I have had a lot of ups and downs in races, like everyone, and this is definitely one massive high.”

This competition is one of many around the world in what is becoming a fast-growing sport.

The likes of Sky and ESPN televise the US-based Drone Racing League.

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