The list of the competitors selected for the Paragliding Accuracy and Parachuting Canopy Piloting events of The World Games 2013 has been released. In total, 36 athletes for each air sport gained entry to The World Games 2013 in Cali, Colombia.
In Parachuting Canopy Piloting, the 30 top male and 2 top female competitors at the Mondial 2012 (World Parachuting Championships) in Dubai earned a slot, with the addition of 2 athletes from the host country who participated in the Test Event in 2012 and the Mondial 2012 and 2 wild cards given to 2 world-class athletes who could not attend the Mondial 2012. 20 nations are represented, USA is sending the largest delegation with 6 competitors, followed by United Arab Emirates and Australia with 3 competitors each.
For Paragliding Accuracy, the Selection Criteria are based on the World Pilot Ranking System, to select the world’s best pilots from as many nations as possible. The 36 pilots come from 18 countries, and 11 of them are women. The nations, with the highest number of qualified pilots are Serbia, Indonesia, Colombia and Czech Republic with 3 pilots each.
The World Games are organised and governed by the International World Games Association (IWGA), under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The 2013 edition will take place in Cali, Colombia, over a period of 11 days from July 25 to August 4 2013. 32 official sports feature in the programme, including Parachuting Canopy Piloting and Paragliding Accuracy, while AeroMusicals (Aeromodelling) is present as a demonstration sport. The Parachuting and Paragliding competitions will run concurrently on the same site, for maximum spectator interest, from 1 to 4 August 2013.