Lucas Luha is CTV’s Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Lucas Luha, the CTV Calgary Athlete of the Week!

Lucas, an 8 year old from Calgary, Alberta, recently broke 3 World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) World Records for Self Caught Flight on Ice Skates.

The new World Records for U9 Boys are:

  • MTA: 2.81 seconds
  • TRC: 5.0 metres
  • SCF: 20.46

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About the Records

Maximum Time Aloft (MTA)

The intention is to have your disc stay in the air (aloft!) as long as possible and then catch it with one hand before it reaches the ground. The time that the disc remains in the air is measured with a stopwatch. Players get five attempts and the best time counts. For an accurate timing, three stopwatches are used. The median or middle time of the three times is used.

Throw, Run and Catch (TRC)

The player throws, and then runs to catch the disc with one hand. The player must release the disc from inside a circle that measures 4 metres in diameter. The distance between the circle where the disc was thrown and where it was caught, is measured. Players get five attempts and the best one counts.

Self Caught Flight (SCF)

MTA and TRC are often combined into one event by having players throw five attempts of each discipline. The SCF score is derived by taking the TRC result in meters and adding it to the MTA time in seconds which is multiplied by a factor 5.5. This is because the general rule of thumb is that 1 second equals 5.5 meters. Therefore, a 40 m TRC and 7.3 second MTA would result in an SCF score of 40 + (7.3 × 5.5) = 80.15.