Dr. Rainer 'EXI' Hoenle's final report on the World Games 2009
The World Games 2009 are completed. On the second reserve day, every effort was made to get as many of the parachuting disciplines completed as possible. Even the award-ceremony was delayed by more than 3 hours, until late in the evening.
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Except for Formation Skydiving all the other events were completed with the scheduled 6 rounds. Formation Skydiving was retired with 5 rounds, having scores that most probably would not have been affected the standings of the Formation Skydiving medalists;
Classical Accuracy needed a tie-breaking round to determine the winner. Stefan Wiesner from
Canopy Formations was this time the event of the
Freeflying, the only discipline in the Artistic events was the last event to be completed.
The "dominator" of the World Games 2009 was without any doubt, Jay Moledzky from
A professionally conducted award ceremony concluded the World Games 2009 in
Dr.Rainer EXI Hoenle
Results have been declared in all the parachuting disciplines according to the official web site for the World Games.
The USA head up the overall medal table.
Formation Skydiving: 4-way
The competition was called after 5 rounds
Gold Medal: USA 141
Silver Medal: Russia 125
Bronze Medal: France 121
Canopy Formations: 2-way
Gold Medal: USA
Silver Medal: Russia
Bronze Medal: Australia
Artistic Events: Freefly
Gold Medal: France
Silver Medal: Norway
Bronze Medal: Great Britain
Gold Medal: Stefan Wiesner, Germany
Silver Medal: Robert Jaris, Slovakia - after a jump-off
Jason Moledzki, Overall Gold Medal and winner of all three elements: Accuracy, Distance and Speed.
As soon as we have news from EXI I hope to fill in the remaining medal winners.
Congratulations to all our athletes.
Sunday evening is here and we can hear the crackers and imagine the fireworks, which will accompany the award ceremony on the
A long day of hanging out at
complete round 2 with the re-jump of the Taiwanese athlete.
Formation Skydiving, Artistic Events and Canopy Formations did not have the best wind conditions, but all teams managed
to somehow make it safely back to the landing area, sometimes by different modes of transport than their own canopies.
Round 2 started with the random Cataccord. This long piece of formation caught the 4-way from
score was achieved by the French team.
Ranking after 2 of 6 planned rounds:
USA 51 points
RUS 47 points
BEL 43 points
FRA 42 points
CAN 40 points
NOR 38 points
The six teams were able to complete round 2, not handing out a whole bunch of surprises.
back to rank 2 with a total of 30 points.
Ranking after 2 of 6 planned rounds
RUS 32 points
AUS 29 points
FRA 24 points
SWE 22 points
GER 17 points
Freeflying filled the last jumpable slots of this windy day, having 4 of the 6 teams in the air for round 3. FRA came up with 8,6 points, GBR with 7,9 points, SWE with 6,9 points and RUS with 6,4 points, not presenting any unexpected surprises. Still to go tomorrow to finish round 3 will be the leading team from
This is a personal view of the events and all results given are unofficial.
World Games 2009 continued on July 19, 2009 1330 hrs.
Report from Dr. Rainer 'EXI' Hoenle
This is my personal report and all results are unofficial.
World Games 2009 continues doing little steps at a time. Meet Director Graham Windsor managed to have Artistic events complete round 2, which is the Speed Round. In this round the Performers are building as many formation-completions in a vertical orientation to the ground as possible within 35 seconds working time. Watching it, it looks pretty much as a round of 2-way Vertical Formation Skydiving, the latter of which is done as a 4-way.
Points as raw material before adjustment to a ten-point scale to be comparable with the non-speed-rounds, were:
NOR 16 points, transforming to 8,4 and totalling 17,0 pts after 2 rounds.
FRA 15 points, transforming to 8,2 and totalling 16,5 pts after 2 rounds.
GBR 12 points, transforming to 7,4 and totalling 14,9 pts after 2 rounds.
SWE 8 points, transforming to 6,1 and totalling 13,0 pts after 2 rounds.
RUS 8 points, transforming to 6,1 and totalling 12,2 pts after 2 rounds.
When this will be continued is up to the weather conditions. And also, Canopy Piloting -athletes still have to do round 2
This is my personal report and all results are unofficial.
Yesterday, July 18, 2009, turned out to be a dark day for skydiving. Not one jump done, due to typhoon winds and rain. The competitors were not even called to the airfield and the officials called it a day at 1500 hours.
Today is Sunday, the winds are at or over the limits for Accuracy and Canopy Piloting, but within the legal margin for Formation Skydiving. The 4-ways from
Results after round 1 of planned 6 rounds:
Competition is going on in bits and pieces due to adverse weather conditions. Almost like during some competitions in the past in
This report is a personal view and the results given are unofficial.
The 10 Accuracy jumpers are close to have finished 2 rounds with one rejump of the local China Teipeh competitor missing for a completion. The first round was challenging for the world class competitors due to unpredictable, but very variable winds out of any direction. Wiesner GER and Glesk AUS came out of it with 1 Cent on the target, followed by Juris SVK 2 with 2 cm and a 3 cm pair consisting of Asztalos HUN and Kajala FIN.
At the bottom of round 2, facing very favourable conditions, there were a couple of dead center jumps, seeing Juris SVK in the lead with a total of 2 cm, followed by Wiesner GER and Kajal FIN with 3 cm and Asztalos with a total of 4 cm.
Juris Robert SVK
002 000 total 002
Wiesner Stefan GER
001 002 total 003
Kajala Ville FIN
003 000 total 003
Asztalos Istvan HUN
003 001 total 004
Jirousek Tibor CZE
007 000 total 007
Glesk Tibor AUS
001 006 total 007
Ekshikeeva Liubov RUS
006 002 total 008
Lepezina Olga RUS
016 001 total 017
Pan I-lung TPE
Canopy Piloting -competition
The top athletes of the world did one round through the 70 m carved speed course. Despite having the electronic measurement set to 1/1000 of a second World-Champion Moledzki CAN and World Record holder Batsch
Hernandez ESP and McMillan AUS arrived at rank 3 and 4, followed by Kruger RSA and Leiras BRA, all being only separated by 1/10 of a second. Allum ITA and Smith GBR concluded the competitors staying below 3,6 s.
Coming in with 4,437 was Thoegersen SWE.
Next discipline scheduled will be Distance.
Moledzki CAN / Batsch USA 100 pts
Hernandez ESP 85.140 pts
McMillan AUS 83.536 pts
Kruger RSA 80.400 pts
Leiras BRA 78.226 pts
Allum ITA 74.046 pts
Smith GBR 69.598 pts
Thoegersen SWE 45.260 pts
Artistic Event -Freeflying
6 nations compose the competition. One round is completed.
For insiders not a big surprise, but team
Canopy Formations competition
In the Canopy Formation event team
Formation Skydiving -Competition
Only three of the 6 teams had the chance to start round one of the event.
Report and all pictures from Ronald Overdijk: 17th July 2009
The World Games have been formally declared open by IWGA president Ron Froelich, after a spectacular ceremony in the brand new
85 top athlete parachutists are jumping in canopy piloting, accuracy landing, canopy formation 2-way, formation skydiving 4-way and freeflying. With co-operative weather all athletes could make 1 or 2 competition jumps July 17th from 2 BK 117 helicopters. The competition venue is the
IPC president Mr. Graeme Windsor is acting as meet director. FAI secretary general Mr. Max Bishop is in the Jury. A typhoon passing July 18th is putting all jumps on hold for the present, giving staff and athletes time to catch up with each other.