Tuesday, 4th December - Day 6 of competition
17,00 The last jump of Canopy Piloting is completed and we have a winner for Distance and Overall - Congratulations to:
Canopy Piloting - Overall
Curtis Bartholomew, USA
Nicholas Batsch, USA
|Bronze Medal||Pablo Hernandez Moll, ESP||798.070 Total|
Canopy Piloting - Distance
|Gold Medal||Nicholas Batsch, USA
|Silver Medal||Jason Moldezki, CAN||288.515 Total|
|Bronze Medal||Curtis Bartholomew, USA||279.560 Total|
14.00 The last round of Canopy Piloting - Distance has started - all that is needed to complete their World Championships. Will Nicholas Batsch beat his record distance set yesterday (to be ratified, of course)? His distance of 154.09 mt. beats his current record of 151.95, also under consideration for ratification by the FAI.
Vertical Formation Skydiving
|Gold Medal||France||185 Total|
|Silver Medal||UAE||177 Total|
|Bronze Medal||USA||168 Total|
With Canada taking a very creditable fourth place - considering they have been training and vertical flying for less than a year! The future looks good for VFS with such new teams, UAE and Canada doing well.
France had pulled ahead of the UAE over the last two rounds and now with a lead of 6 points should win the competition - but who knows the last round is still to be judged. At the moment, after Round 7 France is leading with 163 points, UAE 2nd with 157, and the USA third with 149.
But that is not all we also have the final positions for Artistic Events, Freestyle and Freefly:
|Artistic Events - Freestyle||Points|
|Gold Medal||France 1||64.9|
|Silver Medal||France 2||63.9|
|Bronze Medal||Great Britain||60.4|
|Artistic Events - Freefly||Points|
|Gold Medal||France 2
|Silver Medal||USA 2||64.5|
|Bronze Medal||France 1
As a follow on from the article on \"Here come the Girls - to the Mondial\" today an invitation has been sent to all delegations inviting nominations to form the FAI Working Group on Women in the FAI.
The end is in sight, one more round of CP to complete the meet for that event, accuracy is moving on with an early start this morning into Skydive Dubai, all the other events are comforably giving us two rounds per day and Artistic Events should complete today. Speed Skydiving having finished their competiton will continue to jump today in search of records. We hope to have video of this to add to those already posted.
The sheer size of the organisation needed, and the many people who are working so hard, early starts and late finishes, to ensure that all runs smoothly often go un-noticed, un-mentioned and un-thanked - so today I will endeavour to photograph this massive support team and put up an article about that side of this Mondial.
Meanwhile we have a result in the Accuracy event of CP: :
Carlos Correa Cabral (Brazil) CF 2Way Seq Video
Igor Shtol (Kazakhstan) Male Style