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Australian teen wins World Drone Racing Championship

Australia's Rudi Browning has become the world's first overall champion at the World Drone Racing Championships in Shenzhen, China, at just 15 years of age. — Reuters

Browning became the world's first overall champion at the World Drone Racing Championships on Sunday with a dominant performance.

The 15-year-old beat over a hundred other competitors of all ages from across the world to clinch the title as the four-day championship came to a close.

Austria's Bastian Hackl was second and Lativan Karlie Gross third.

Elsewhere, Switzerland's Timothy Trowbridge set a new world record when his drone hit an average speed of 114.2382 kilometres per hour across two runs of a 100 metre straight line track.

Wanraya Wannapong, an 11-year-old girl from Thailand clinched the women's title while Sweden's Oscar Nilsson, 17, grabbed the juniors title.

Published: 5 Nov 2018