PASA proudly congratulates Colin Rothman on receiving Special Acknowledgement at the 2016 Aero Club of South Africa Awards dinner, for his fantastic skydiving achievements over the years. What a sportsman!
Colin started jumping in 1992 and won his first medal 2 years later.
In 1996 he began medalling in the 4-way Formation Skydiving Open category, still the most hotly contested event in skydiving worldwide.
5 years after his first skydive, Colin began what became his 13 year winning streak, taking the gold medal in 4-way Formation Skydiving every year for over a decade. In addition to this, he pursued 8-way “on the side”, taking 5 gold medals in that event.
Colin has represented South Africa on the world stage in 4-way and in 8-way Formation Skydiving at eight World Championships, one World Cup, one Indoor World Championship and one Indoor World Cup. No other skydiver in South Africa has dominated competitive Formation Skydiving quite like Colin.
Colin has held a Sport Skydivers Association Formation Skydiving coach rating since its inception in 2005 and currently serves as a PASA Non-Executive Director.
He continues to coach and develop skydivers of all experience levels, through the PASA skills development programme and beyond, in and out of competition, and is a true sporting role model of humility, enthusiasm and determination.