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Man jumps out of plane, strikes gold

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – An Albany man strikes gold--twice, and breaks a world record while at it.  Chris Gay is a member of the United  States Parachute Association.  

Earlier this month, he participated in the World Parachuting Championships in Russia.    

As part of the 4-way and 2-way sequential team Clean Air, Gay brought home gold medals.   His 2-way team also set a new world record for most completed formations in one minute.  

Though he's made more than 11,000 skydives, Gay says he always gets a rush competing, as does his teammate Liz Godwin.

Gay said, "It feels good anytime we do it, of course.  I mean anytime we have the chance to bring home a gold for the U.S. and you stand on top of the podium and you here the national anthem start, it's hard to describe, but it's a great feeling."

Godwin said, "To pursue a goal like this is something that has totally changed my life."    

Gay works as an engineer part-time and as a competitive and professional skydiver the rest of the year.

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