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"A Mondial" : What on earth is that?

 Well not so much "on earth" really – but of the sky.

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It is a huge Skydiving Event – an opportunity for the world wide skydiving community to showcase all our top athletes in an event which combines every element of Skydiving competition disciplines in multiple World Championships.

Conceived as an idea in the early 2000's by the then President of the International Parachuting Commission (IPC) of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), Patrice Girardin from France; the first Mondial was held in Gap, Haute Alpes, France in 2003. Over 700 skydivers from 26 different countries took part in the 5 different World Championships. The opportunity for athletes to meet other competitors across disciplines is a rare and enlightening experience adding to the joy of taking part.

Logo Mondial 2012 newThe second Mondial will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, commencing the 28th November 2012. This time there will be 6 different World Championships, a Test event of a new element to a discipline; an Exhibition event of the 7th parachuting competitive discipline and a Demonstration event of a "new" discipline.

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26 days to the Mondial- Bulletin 2.& Final Registration


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Bulletin No. 2 has been published - follow the link for all the details, including the Final DZ's that will be used and the Overview of the Total Registrations.

As was expected the statitics make very interesting reading:

Total no. of Nations represented = 59

Total no. of persons attending  =  1443

Freefall Style and Individual Accuracy: 

Teams Male = 41 + 7 individuals  Teams Female = 11 + 14 individuals; 

Junior Male = 27 Junior Female = 13  Style = 140 competitors

Para-Ski :  Male = 61 Female = 16

Formation Skydiving:  4-way open = 38 ; 4-way Female = 14 ; V.F.S. = 9 and 8-way = 16 Teams

Canopy Formations : 2-way sequential = 23 ; 4-way sequential = 5 and 4-way rotations = 9 Teams

Artistic Events : Freestyle = 12 and FreeFly = 22 Teams

Canopy Piloting = 132 competitors.


ALL the Judges Panels for Dubai after the changes on 22.10.2012

September  Preliminary Registration is completed - as of today there are 56 Nations entered and 1469 individuals registered with delegations  - we knew this was going to be big - but this is huge!

August:  Spotted on a London Bus during the Olympic Games - what great publicity - thanks Niels-Christian Levin Hansen for sending this to me.   Beginning to get excited as the time draws nearer.

Follow this link to see the excellent publicity campaigne being conducted in the UK and beyond.

The Organisation have now arranged for their bank to accept entry fees in Euros and Dirham as well as American Dollars - this will be confirmed to each Delegation that has made a provisional entry and also included in Bulletin No.2

June 2012

Bulletin No 1 and supporting documents now available (Click on each document title to view)

 

The Organiser's Web Site for the Mondial has been launched and can be reached from this link

 

The Complete Judge's Panels for all Disciplines Follow the link

 

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Speed Skydiving Test Competition - Dubai 2012

 Deleg Speed Skydiving

 Medal Winners

 


Gold Medal Winner Marco Wiederkehr Switzerland
Silver Medal

Christian Ferrari

Germany
Bronze Medal Christian Labhart Switzerland

 

Pictures

Dubai Test Competition, Speed Skydiving

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If you are organising the largest Skydiving event ever, why not add yet another competition?  

The Dubai organisation, in conjunction with the FAI/IPC and the ISSA (International Speed Skydiving Association) have decided to add to the six World Championships* already scheduled for the “Mondial”, Dubai 28 Nov – 9 Dec 2012, and the Demonstration Event**, a Test Competition for Speed Skydiving.

This exciting new competitive discipline will be carried out by 10 experienced skydivers, including the current ISSA World Champion, Mr. Marco Wiederkehr.

Each competitor has 3 jumps during which they will try to record the fastest speed they can over 1,000 m.   By using electronic measuring devices fitted to each competitor the speed attained during their descent from 4,000 m over the fixed 1,000 m distance between 2,700 m and 1,700 m will be recorded and give us the performance ranking.

For more information on Speed Skydiving visit their website at http://www.speedskydiving.eu

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 More pictures available on Flickr

*6th FAI Junior Freefall Style & Accuracy Landings World Championships
32nd FAI Freefall Style & Accuracy Landings World Championships
20th FAI Formation Skydiving World Championships
15th FAI Canopy Formations World Championships
9th FAI Artistic Events World Championships
4th FAI Canopy Piloting World Championships

** Para-Ski Demonstration Event.

26 days to go!!

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The following text is taken from the Organiser's Web Site - but it is very IMPORTANT to all competition Videographers.


IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR VIDEOGRAPHERS in FORMATION SKYDIVING (FS and VFS), ARTISTIC EVENTS (AE) and CANOPY FORMATION (CF):

The IPC competition rules require for Video Transmission and Recording, that ALL video equipment MUST deliver a PAL (format) digital video signal (High Definition HD 1080i AVCHD) through a compatible video connection.

Any other digital video equipment not using the PAL standard (i.e. NTSC and others) DOES NOT meet this reqirement.

It is the responsibility of the VIDEOGRAPHER to ENSURE the compatibility of the freefall video equipment with the scoring system. The Video Controller does not have the power to grant exceptions. Non-commpliance with this rule will lead to the situation, that the performance on video cannot be processed and is not accepted for judging and scoring because of non-compliance with the IPC-rules.


Italy - AE Delegation - EC & WC Prostejov 2012

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Italy Freefly

Team: Somain

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L-R:   Luca Rosa, , Francesco Borgogni, Leonardo Ghiardon

 

France - AE Delegation - EC & WC Prostejov 2012

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France Freefly  (Competing in World Cup only)

Team:  Airwax

USA 4Way sm

Gregory Crozier, Karine Joly, Nicolas Ferry

 

Russia - AE Delegation - EC & WC Prostejov 2012

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Russia Freefly

Team:  Paradise

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Denis Sushko, Evgeiy Borovik, Alexey Chechetkin

 

Russia: Freestyle

Team:  Levitation

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Igor Kalinin, Yulia Chernova

 

UK - AE Delegation - EC & WC Prostejov 2012

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United Kingdom Freefly

Team:  UK Freefly

UK Freefly

L-R:   Paul Capsey, Andy Godwin, Dave Paley,

 

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United Kingdom Freestyle

Team: Euphoria

UK Freefly

L-R:   Alexandra Dano Andy Myers

 

Venezuala - AE Delegation - EC & WC Prostejov 2012

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Venezuala Freefly

Team:  National Team

Venezuala National Team

Carlos Pedro Briceño, Claudio Cagnasso, Giancarlo Trimarchi

 

Venezuala Freestyle

Team: FS Venezuala

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Giancarlo Trimarchi, Daniela Acquatella

 

EC & WC Prostejov 2012 - Award Ceremony

Follow the link for all Official Results and Videos - RESULTS

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Friday 31st August      The Award Ceremony got underway with a huge sense of fun and friendliness - both of which have been the abiding impression of this World Meet - those who made the effort to enter and be there had a great time, new friendships were made and old ones cemented.  The organisers had provided the competitors with a room full of baloons!  for the closing ceremony.    The speeches were kept short and thanks were paid by all to the organisers, their staff and volunteer workers who made sure all ran smoothly.  Thanks were also given to Ted Wagner of OmniSkore!HD for his judging system - the judges really appreciated the high quality of image they had -  there can be no going back.   Neils-Christian Leven Hansen, FAI Controller, thanked everyone, but most of all the competitors, without whom there would be no competition.

Before the medal giving ceremony for each event we were treated to a short video of the medal winners performance, which impressed the dignatories present and really set the scene.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE MEDAL WINNERS - 

AND TO ALL WHO COMPETED IN PROSTEJOV 2012.

 

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN FORMATION SKYDIVING AND ARTISTIC EVENTS

Formation Skydiving - 4-WAY FEMALE

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Winners

NORWAY

 4-WAY OPEN
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EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS

 BELGIUM

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 silver  RUSSIA  silverback
 bronze  UNITED  KINGDOM  bronzeback
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Artistic Events - FREESTYLE
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WINNERS

RUSSIA

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silver UNITED  KINGDOM silverback
FreestyleEC
 FREEFLY
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VWINNERS

RUSSIA

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 silver  ITALY  silverback
bronze UNITED  KINGDOM bronzeback
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WORLD CUP IN FORMATION SKYDIVING AND ARTISTIC EVENTS

 

Formation Skydiving -

VERTICAL FORMATION SKYDIVING

 goldmedal  DubaiVFS  goldrmedalback
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

- 4-WAY FEMALE

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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 silver NORWAY  silverback
4-way female wc 
 4-WAY OPEN
 goldmedal  BELGIUM  goldrmedalback
 silver  RUSSIA  silverback
 bronze  UNITED  KINGDOM  bronzeback
 4-WAYWC

Artistic Events -

FREESTYLE

goldmedal RUSSIA goldrmedalback
silver VENEZUALA silverback
 bronze UNITED  KINGDOM  bronzeback
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 FREEFLY
 goldmedal  FRANCE  goldrmedalback
 silver RUSSIA  silverback
bronze  ITALY bronzeback

 

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thunderAfter the prize-giving was over, a special presentation was made by the Meet Director, Martin Dlouhy, on behalf of the Town and Drop Zone Prostejov, to the other team from BELGIUM, Thunder - who had entered the competition without understanding the rules properly and so had to withdraw (see article on Why you should Read the Rules).  They had achieved a points score of 199 at the point of withdrawal and their scores are posted as a Guest Team. 

 Then the party began, and continued through the night (for some competitors).petrvideo

 My thanks to Fay Kimble for her hard work in helping put these reports and pictures together and to Petr Podrouzek for his Videos - (follow the link at the top of the page - or here or on our dedicated Video's page) - to Ted Wagner of OmniSkore!HD for providing us with an instantly updated results service and to both the Chief Judges, Karla Cole and Aliya Ananina for their help and support.

Susan Dixon, Webmaster, Prostejov 2012.