A HEREFORD-born woman whose family have a passion for skydiving has won gold at the FAI Parachuting World Cup

Anna Moxnes, aged 38, was part of the Norwegian Free Fly team Zion, who won the Artistic Freefly in Eloy, Arizona.

Moxnes is a third generation skydiver who was born in Hereford but now lives in Norway.

Anna's mother Suzi, was a skydiver, and her grandfather Mac Macarthy was the chief club instructor for the Hereford Parachute Club at Shobdon Airfield in the 1970’s.

Moxnes competes in both tunnel flying and in skydiving competitions.

She well known internationally for her organizing work on record attempts and has completed over 6,000 jumps and has competed in four Norwegian National Championships.

Moxnes holds five World records and 3 European records and is a keen advocate of women’s skydiving.

In the Zion team Anna competes alongside her husband Kristian Moxnes along with cameraman Andreas Mosling.

In 2019 the team member Petter Stensvold was injured whilst tunnel flying and was not able to return to fitness in time for the World Cup.

Anna’s husband stepped in to fill the slot. Kristian’s old team Skywalkers, won a silver medal in the World Championships in 2008.

Anna’s father and Hereford resident Dave Howerski said: “I am absolutely delighted for Anna and Team Zion, they have worked so very hard for this fantastic achievement.

"This skydiving story spans a three generations, many countries and started at Shobdon Airfield around 49 years ago."