Four British women win gold at the World Parachuting Championships with stunning skydive routine

Meet the Fly-onesses - four British women who won gold at the World Parachuting Championships with a stunning skydive routine.

Anna Hicks, 39, Cath Anderson, 35, Vana Parker, 47, and Sian Stokes, 34, dedicated years of 'blood, sweat and tears' to the dive.

The group won gold in the female 4-way skydive at the FAI World Parachuting Championships 2022.

Their 35-second descent involving a set of various formations - filmed by their cameraman Simon Brentford.

The competition took place in Arizona, USA and the quartet bought home the gold medal on October 26.

Anna said: "It's been the culmination of so many years of hard work and dedication and time spent away from loved ones.

"During the final few rounds I was feeling sick with nerves but I had to hold it together and reframe it as excitement.

"To get to this point is just incredible."

Team France came second followed by Team USA who came third.

Anna added: "It's really nerve-wracking. I don't get fear of death anymore but I get performance nerves.

"You have to perform well and there's a lot of pressure not to mess things up.

"If you fall over on an exit that's a lot of points lost. We all squeeze hands on the way up and have a really strong bond.

"We've been through so much together and shared so much blood, sweat and tears this year which I think is part of the success of our team dynamic."