Wednesday, 21 August 2013 20:23
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This is a hint of the welcome that awiats the teams still to arrive for the European Championships and World Cups in Freefall Style and Accuracy Landing. Official arrival and registration plus training jumps start tomorrow. Many teams are already here and have taken advantage of the good weather to get in some training jumps on this DZ. In total 17 Delegations have pre-registered with a total of 155 competitors. We shall see the final make up of the teams once they have all arrived. The judges are in place and have spent the last couple of days coming up to speed for this year's First Category Event. The Jury is also present, thankfully with little to do!
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 17:22
Friday, 16 August 2013 07:49
Throughout the competition - Live Results available - follow this link
Videos available on YouTube - follow the link and the Playlists.
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
Day 2: A simple but effective opening ceremony yesterday evening formally started the FAI European Championships and World Cups in Formation Skydiving and Artistic Events. Competitors paraded behind their national flags onto the stage one at a time - and were applauded by everyone.