United Kingdom wins World Pyro Olympics 2007
The international fireworks competition lit up the skies over Manila Bay on five separate nights from Jan. 5 to 13, and drew huge crowds to the reclaimed bay area and Roxas Boulevard.
The United Kingdom’s entry was judged the best based on variety and quality of shells, audience impact, composition and choreography and overall design. Team UK, which presented its display Jan. 7, was composed of Matthew Spencer and Neil Ross representing Westcoast Fireworks.
China, the last competing country to fire up the skies Saturday night, was given a special award for technical excellence and precision. Team China was composed of Francis Wu, Sik Kong Ho, Kwek Teck Kee and Jeffrey Mou representing Glorious Fireworks group.
Other countries that participated in the 2nd World Pyro Olympics included Australia, Poland, the United States, Spain, Germany, Denmark and Canada.
The Philippines, represented by event organizer La Mancha Pyro Productions, was not a competitor but just the same wowed the crowd with its own world-class fireworks show at the end of the competition.