1st FAI WISC, Prague, Czech Republic, 21-24 October 2015 - Medals and Awards Ceremony

Sunday, 25th October - Leaving Day

LIVE Results on this link

LIVE Dynamic Results on this link

Jiri Sarka_and_Zaneta-x
Sarka   -   Jiri (Meet Director)    -    Zanita

Like everything else at this competition, the Prize Giving and Award Ceremony was well organised and enjoyed by all - even before the party started. There were many sleepy people making their way to the airport this morning! The Awards Ceremony started with Jiri Blaska threatening to give the speech he had prepared for the Opening Ceremony, then he realised he had forgotten something and brought both Sarka and Zanita to the stage to huge applause, to say Thank You.

Regan Tetlow, who amazingly could still talk after keeping everyone informed during both long days on the LiveStream TV - along with Dommey Kieger, MC'd the Awards Ceremony.

It commenced with an award given to the best junior performance which had been judged by a top athlete from the Czech Republic, unconnected to Skydiving. This was accepted by one of the Russian competitors on behalf of the Russian junior who was not there for the Closing Ceremony. Medals were then given to the two Junior 4-Way teams who had competed in a Demonstration Event. Both were from the Czech Republic.

Then we moved to the first of the official awards to the Artistic Events Freestyle winners, first the Junior and then the Senior.

Freestyle Junior
 Junior FS gld
Poland - Gold
 FS juniorsx
Poland - Silver  - Poland - GoldFrance- Bronze


Gold - Finland
  FS all
Silver - Norway   -             Gold Finland   -       Bronze - Russia


We then moved on to the Formation Skydiving awards:


Vertical Formation Skydiving
 France VFS_Goldx
Gold - France
 Silver VFS_Russiax  Bronze VFS Poland
Silver - Russia Bronze - Poland

4-Way Female
 4-way Female Gold USA
Gold - USA
 4-Way F_-_Silver_Francex  4-Way female - Bronze GB
Silver - France Bronze - Great Britain


4-Way Open
 4-Way Open Gold Belgium 1
Gold - Belgium
 4-Way Open_Silver_Russiax  4-Way Open_Bronze_Francex
Silver - Russia Bronze - France

We then came to the "new boys on the block" to the first ever awards at an FAI World Championships in Artistic Events Dynamic Flying

Dynamic 2- Way
 2-Way Dynamic Gold Swis
Gold - Switzerland
 2-Way Dynamic_Silver_GBx  2-Way dynamic Bronze
Silver - Great Britain Bronze - USA


Dynamic 4- Way
 4-Way Dynamic_Gold_France
Gold - France
 4-way Dynamic Silver Czech Rep  4-way Dynamic Bronze Poland
Silver - Czech Republic Bronze - United Arab Emirates

During the awards ceremony, whilst the National flags of the winners were being raised and the National Anthem of the gold medal winners played, we were shown a video of their winning performance - a really impressive touch on the part of the organisers.  This is going to be a hard act to follow!

Once all the medals had been handed out, pictures taken and all the medal winners applauded, Graeme Windsor formally closed the competition, but before that he thanked all who had worked behind the scenes to make this event happen, the organisation, the judges, the scoring system providers, the Committee Chairs for their work in preparing the rules that made it possible to have this first World Championships in Indoor Skydiving.  The FAI flag was lowered whislt everyone stood for the FAI Anthem.  Graeme then added one more thank you before handing the FAI flag to the owner and organiser of this Tunnel competition to keep as a souvenir of these inaugural Championships.

Everyone then enjoyed a very nice banquet and party.  Thank you Prague, I am sure we shall all remember being part of skydiving hstory.