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Thai wunderkind 'Milk' flies high in droning competition

Dec 15. 2019
Photo credit: FAI Drones official facebook
Photo credit: FAI Drones official facebook
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By The Nation

Twelve-year-old Wanraya “Milk” Wannapong of Thailand once again won the 2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship grand final in Xiangshan Ningbo, a coastal city in the southeast of China about 300km from Shanghai.

She successfully defended her title by finishing in 55.739 seconds, ahead of South Korean Siyun Park, 15, and Teng Ma, 34, of the US.

Video credit: FAI Drones

On November 5, 2018, Milk had created a sensation by beating the world's top drone exponents in China to become the world's youngest drone driver champion at the age of 11. Milk thrives on the challenge, and remains nonchalant giving her opponents no hint of her feelings, which has earned her the nickname, "Pokerface Milk".

In other classifications including overall category, Kang Changhyeon of South Korea finished first, followed by Bitmatta Thomas of Australia, and Rousseau Killian of France. In the juniors category, Kang Changhyeon of South Korea was the winner followed by compatriot Kim Jae-jong and Heeps Sam of Australia.

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