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The eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will culminate on a high note – so high that the audience saw it in the sky. Red Bull paraglider and paramotor athlete from Spain, Horacio Llorens made PSL history when he flew from Multan to Lahore at the PSL closing ceremony at Qaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
After the ceremony’s fireworks and traditional festivities, the host treated the crowd to a surprise act. A video was played where Llorens picked up a surprise package from the Multan Cricket Stadium and flew across the cities all the way to Lahore.
On the way, Llorens witnessed and showed us through his flight a view of Pakistan never seen before. He flew over the city’s major landmarks and places like the Badshahi Mosque, Minar-e-Pakistan and Lahore Fort. The paramotor athlete also crossed the Ravi River as in the video.
A commotion in the sky diverted the crowd’s attention as the video ended and it was none other than Lloren’s paramotors above the stadium, to the excitement of the crowd.
As the host shared Lloren’s achievements, from being a five-time world champion and Guinness World Record holder, the Spanish paramotor athlete gave the crowd a never-before-seen sight as he took the surprise package of the Supernova, PSL 8 Trophy, from Multan to Lahore .
It was the first time a paramotor stunt was performed live on a cricket pitch in PSL history and was witnessed by thousands of attendees and millions on TV. In fact, it was also the first time for Llorens to perform an aerial paramotoring stunt over the cities.
In a video shared on Red Bull Pakistan’s Instagram, Llorens shared his excitement to be back in Pakistan. “Hi, I’m Horacio Llorens, professional paraglider pilot, and I’m back here in Pakistan,” Llorens said as he stood out, surrounded by the usual hustle and bustle of a Pakistani street. “It is a very beautiful country. [I am] prepare a very special project for you. You will enjoy it.”
He ended the short video by saying, before he goes for the “special project”, he has to go and enjoy a traditional Pakistani meal which he hoped would be “spicy”.
Llorens is a paraglider and paramotor athlete from Spain with over 20 years of experience. He has made world records around the world and also in Pakistan. The renowned Red Bull athlete came to Pakistan this summer and set a new world record. Llorens and Belgian paraglider Tom de Dorlodot flew over four of the highest mountain ranges in Pakistan in a single seven-hour flight. They flew over K2, Muztagh Tower, Broad Peak all the way to Gasherbrum IV and back to base camp.
A half-hour short documentary Flying Between Giants has now been released which takes audiences through their month-long journey leading up to, during and after the flight that brought them face to face with the second highest peak in the world.