Zhang Shupeng in flight during a wingsuit jump from Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province in November. Photo: AFP Zhang Shupeng in flight during a wingsuit jump from Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province in November. Photo: AFP
Zhang Shupeng in flight during a wingsuit jump from Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province in November. Photo: AFP
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‘I feel like a bird’: extreme sports like wingsuit jumping are starting to take off in China

  • Diving head first from a cliff in a red Batman-style suit, Zhang Shupeng is among a different breed of Chinese athlete
  • The former world paragliding champion says there is more openness towards ‘sports which give more space to personality’

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Zhang Shupeng in flight during a wingsuit jump from Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province in November. Photo: AFP Zhang Shupeng in flight during a wingsuit jump from Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province in November. Photo: AFP
Zhang Shupeng in flight during a wingsuit jump from Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province in November. Photo: AFP
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