Red Bull paramotor athlete Horacio Llorens flies like a Supernova at PSL closing ceremony

Web Desk 07:37 PM | 18 Mar, 2023
Red Bull paramotor athlete Horacio Llorens flies like a Supernova at PSL closing ceremony

LAHORE - The eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is set to culminate on a high note - so high the audience saw it in the sky. Red Bull paragliding and paramotor athlete from Spain, Horacio Llorens made PSL history when he flew from Multan to Lahore at the PSL Closing Ceremony at the Qaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

After the fireworks and traditional festivities of the ceremony, the host brought the audience’s attention to a surprise act. A video played where Llorens picked up a surprise package from the Multan Cricket Stadium and flew across the cities all the way to Lahore.

On the way, Llorens witnessed and showed us through his flight a view of Pakistan like never seen before. He flew across the major landmarks and sites of the city such as Badshahi Mosque, Minar-e-Pakistan and Lahore Fort. The paramotor athlete also passed the Ravi River as in the video.

A commotion in the sky turned the audience’s attention away as the video ended and it was none other than Llorens paramotoring above the stadium, much to the audience’s excitement.

As the host shared Llorens’ accomplishments, from being a five-time world champion and a Guinness World Record holder, the Spanish paramotor athlete gave the audience a sight never seen before, as he brought the surprise package-carrying Supernova, the PSL 8 Trophy, from Multan to Lahore.

It was the first time that a paramotor stunt was performed live on a cricket ground in PSL history and witnessed by the thousands in attendance and millions on TV. In fact, it was also the first time for Llorens to perform an aerial stunt paramotoring across the cities.

In a video shared on Red Bull Pakistan’s Instagram, Llorens shared his excitement about being back in Pakistan. “Hello, I am Horacio Llorens, a professional paragliding pilot, and I’m back here in Pakistan,” said Llorens standing out, surrounded by the usual hustle and bustle of a Pakistani street. “It’s a very beautiful country. [I am] cooking a very special project for you guys. You are going to enjoy it.”

He concluded the short video by saying before he goes for the “special project”, he must go enjoy a traditional Pakistan meal which he hoped would be “spicy”.

Llorens is a paraglider and paramotor athlete from Spain with over 20 years of experience. He has made world records around the globe and even in Pakistan. The renowned Red Bull athlete came to Pakistan last summer and set a new world record. Llorens and Belgian paraglider Tom de Dorlodot flew across four of the highest mountain ranges in Pakistan in a single seven-hour flight. They flew across the K2, Muztagh Tower, Broad Peak all the way to Gasherbrum IV, and back to the base camp.

A half-hour short documentary Flying Between Giants has now been released taking the audience through their month-long journey leading up to, during and after the flight that took them face to face with the second-highest peak in the world.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 31, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 31, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.8 286.6
Euro EUR 306 309
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 79.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.6 76.4
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 31 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 207,700 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,070.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470


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