Friday, 16 August 2013 07:49
Throughout the competition - Live Results available - follow this link
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Artistic Events first event has completed:
In both the European Championships and World Cup
FRANCE are the Gold Medal Winners - Total 60.00 Points
RUSSIA are the Silver Medal Winners - Total 56.5 Points
NORWAY are the Bronze Medal Winners - Total 51.4 Points
Freestyle is finalised:
FRANCE have the first three places giving them Gold Silver and Bronze in the Artistice Event World Cup.
but for the European Championships the result is:
8.00 An early start for the 8-way and VFS teams this morning. Beautiful day, no sign of the clouds of the past couple of days. It will be interesting to see if France's 8-way increases their lead over the rest of the field - curreently 28 points ahead of Russia with France's 2nd team 5 points behind the Russians.
UAE have established a 6 point advantage over France in VFS with Norway 3rd but not in the same league (yet). Meanwhile this afternoon the hot competition between France and USA 4-way Female continues - the last round saw France pull ahead by 2 points with 5 rounds still to be jumped. The two UK teams are in 3rd and 4th positions fighting their own battle.
Hayabusa (Belgium) are well established in first position in the 4-way Open (continuing this afternoon) with Russia 2nd and France in 3rd position - the real competition is taking place further down the table.
Artistic Events continue this afternoon also having already completed 5 rounds: France is in 1st place, Russia 2nd and Norway 3rd. The French boys have scored 9.0 points in each of their free routines. France is dominating Freestyle with teams in all 3 placings. We shall see what today brings.
FS Judges and the Jury arrive for work
The competition was a great succes for the Austrian pilots as there were 3 Austrian pilots on the podium! For Gernot Bruckmann it means his 5th win this year which is a very good achievement. Something interesting for the coming World Championship in South Africa.
Slovenian Matjaz Feraric took the Gold at the Paragliding Accuracy competition of the World Games 2013 in Cali, Colombia. Tomas Lednik from Czech Republic took Silver and Tanapat Luangiam from Thailand Bronze (see picture).
In the female category, the Gold medal went to Lithuanian Jolanta Romanenko, while Silver was taken by Nunnapat Phuchong from Thailand and Bronze by Milica Marinkovic from Serbia.