The Robert Kronfeld Challenge Cup

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The Robert Kronfeld Challenge Cup shall be awarded to the pilot who flies the greatest task distance in the World Championships concerned.

The Cup was donated in 1969 by the government of Austria in memory of the Austrian glider pilot Robert Kronfeld, who was the first in the world to fly more than 100 km in a glider. This flight took place in 1929 along the Teutoburger Wald in Germany. The Cup was first awarded at the World Gliding Championships in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

A full specification of the trophy is available, as well as an article describing Robert Kronfeld,

( photo courtesy of the "Leszno Lift" )

Recipients include:

ºThe cup was not awarded in 1993, but Jan Andersen was the winner according to the rules.

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