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Two Red Bull Paper Wings winners to represent Jordan in World Final

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Red Bull Jordan held on Friday the final competition of the worldwide paper plane championship “Red Bull Paper Wings” at Abdali Mall; two winners, Mohammad Abu Gharbieh and Hamza Al Mustafa, will represent Jordan in the World Final in Austria, at the iconic Hangar-7, where the new world champion will be crowned. اضافة اعلان

Red Bull Paper Wings invited students from around the world to a global paper plane championship. The participants competed to make a plain sheet of paper fly as far, as long, or as artistically as possible and had to pass through different phases before reaching the final round in three different categories: distance, airtime and aerobatics.

The final round was organized with partners Zain, MG Motors Jordan, INGOT Brokers, Ahli BankRoyal Jordanian, Roya TV, Bliss 104.3 and Radio Hala; the winners emerged from the 32 finalists who were selected based on their performances during the qualifying rounds across different Jordanian universities.


Red Bull Paper Wings invited students from around the world to a global paper plane championship. All the participants had to do was test their creativity, imagination, and technical paper plane skills (Photos: Handouts from Red Bull)

Mohammad Abu Gharbieh who won the distance category with flying colors, registering 42.7 meters, told Jordan News that “what distinguishes this competition is that it pushes you to try more than once until you succeed in achieving the best score”, adding: “You can make mistakes more than once, but that will not prevent you from trying again.”

Abu Gharbieh said that holding such competitions constantly “encourages young people to use their time in an enjoyable manner, enhances their self-confidence and helps them think how to achieve goals”.

Hamza Al Mustafa, who won the airtime category, with his plane soaring for 6.37 seconds, told Jordan News that he participated in the competition “by chance”.


Red Bull Paper Wings invited students from around the world to a global paper plane championship. All the participants had to do was test their creativity, imagination, and technical paper plane skills (Photos: Handouts from Red Bull)

“I had not participated in competitions of this type before, but it made me very happy,” he said.

Mustafa said that he supports all competitions that “develop thinking among young people and stimulate their love of competition”, and that he encourages “all students to participate in this competition in the coming years”.

Winning or not, participants enjoyed an atmosphere full of joy, laughter and creativity.

Osama Horoob, one of the participants, told Jordan News that he was not familiar with this game, but was “excited to give it a try since it is something new and different”.



“I found this competition very interesting and addictive, especially since it has been recently considered a kind of sport and that it stimulates creative thinking,” he said.

Mohammad Issam, another participant, told Jordan News that “what prompted me to participate in this competition is its simplicity, and despite that, I found great pleasure when I practiced it. I am a simple person and simple things catch my attention, and the idea that all I need for this game is a piece of paper enticed me to participate. I knew that this paper could create a great atmosphere of creativity and entertainment.”

Participant Mohammad Salah, told Jordan News “what distinguishes this competition is that it does not require muscles and physical strength to be practiced, unlike many other competitions”.



“For me, this competition came at the right time because I was looking for something new, especially since I felt bored lately and needed to change my routine and practice a new entertaining hobby,” he said, adding that it is important to know “how to deal with this paper and how to throw it correctly”.

Khaled Mamkegh, Media Network Manager at Red Bull Jordan, told Jordan News that the company strives and cares to protect the environment, “so all papers used in the competition will be recycled, and the Red Bull can itself is made of aluminum which is recyclable”.



All the participants had to do was to test their creativity, imagination and technical paper plane skills, he said, adding that the Jordanian winners will next be battling it out on the international stage.

“It is such an interesting game, and we look forward to making it happen every year.”


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