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Winchester firefighter back from world championships is hungry for more
11:32am Saturday 17th August 2013 in News
HE’S back from one of the world’s most gruelling sporting challenges but says he’s already back in action.
Firefighter James Dajlid has just returned from the World Police and Firefighter Games in Belfast, which ended on August 10, and he has done Colden Common proud.
Thousands of firemen and police officers from around the world converged on the games, and Mr Dajlid entered the Ultimate Fire Fighter challenge – finishing 22nd out of 189 in the world, and 2nd amongst UK competitors.
The lung-busting event sees the planet’s toughest firefighters tackle various obstacles, wearing 18kgs of apparatus, while lugging hoses and ladders around.
But the 33-year-old won’t be putting his feet up just yet – and says he’ll be back for more.
“Overall I was very pleased and it’s down to technique.
“Around 300 people were watching my event, so the adrenalin was definitely going and they put me up against one of the world champions.
“It was an absolutely great experience and I have made friends with firefighters from Brazil, Austria and Sweden.
“I’m looking towards the European championships in Brussels next July and the 2015 world championship in Washington.”
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