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24/08/2013 Day 2, Cheboksary, Russia

Dramatic skiesDramatic skies over Cheboksary at the end of the day.

 

17.30  And the rain returns, but everyone is put on a two hour stand-by so we wait to see.   There is an army of young volunteers to help with the language and generally look after the competitors and those working to make this compeetition a success.  Many of them are language students from the local colleges and enjoying the opportunity to practice their language skills.   The lead photograph was taken by one of the volunteers - Eugeny Petrov - spaciba.

 Some of the Volunteers arriving in the morning

Some of the Volunteers arriving for work

12.00   The Jury is being kept busy here, first protest yesterday, allowed (see yesterday's report) and now a second one today.  The Junior French Female was put out 3rd on a pass in accuracy.  The protest was allowed, the competition rules for Juniors states 2 on a pass.

Otherwise things proceed - round 5 of male accuracy results are now published on the DZ - and will be on this site shortly.

We also have the final results (not approved yet) of the Junior Female Style:

First place is Taisya Krivoshchekova, Russia - Total 27.50

Second place is Leocadie Ollivier-Depuru, France - Total 28.54                                                                                

Third place is Lucia Lippold, Germany - Total 30.03

Congratulations to all three girls. 

 

We also have the results of the Junior Male Syle (unofficial, of course)i

In first place:  Raphael Lautencher, Germany with 22.41 points

In second place : Anton Sayevich, Belarus with 23.83 points

In third place : Bonifac Hajek, Czech Republic with 25.81 points

Congratulatins to all three young men.

 

On the way to altitude
On the way to altitude over Cheboksary.  This morning started at 8.00 with the first widi load.   The programme for today is male style and female and junior accuracy.  The Juniors completed their three style jumps yesterday.

Today the town of Cheboksary is arranging for free busses to the airfield enabling the local inhabitants to come and watch - there is an area set up for the children to play on two very different bouncy castles.  It will be interesting to see how many turn up.  Despite the weather yesterday evening there were plenty of spectators for the Opening Ceremony.

Romania Delegation Cheboksary Russia

Cheboksary logo
7th FAI European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships

4th FAI Junior European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships

&

13th FAI World Cup in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing

1st FAI Junior World Cup in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing

 

22 - 26 August 2013

Flag Romania
Accuracy Landings - Male
Zoltan Arpad Domschy
Accuracy Landings & Freefall Style - Male - Junior
 Romania Junior Male Alexandru Nicolau
Accuracy Landings & Freefall Style - Female
 Romania Female Team

Simona Stan

Steliana Elena Popa

 

Gabriela Balascau

Accuracy Landings - Female : Andreea Padurean : Ana-Maria Serban

 

Accuracy Landings - Female - Junior
 
Diana Mariş

Italy Delegation Cheboksary Russia

Cheboksary logo
7th FAI European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships

4th FAI Junior European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships

&

13th FAI World Cup in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing

1st FAI Junior World Cup in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing

 

22 - 26 August 2013

Flag Italy
Accuracy Landings - Male
 Italy Male Team Francesco Gullotti
Luke Comia
Manuel Cidale
Giorgio Squadrone
Giuseppe Tresoldi
Accuracy Landings - Female
 Italy Female Milena Zanotti
Accuracy Landings - Male - Junior
 Italy Junior Male Luigi Pinchieri
Accuracy Landings Team Manager Paolo Bevilacqua

Czech Republic Delegation Cheboksary Russia

Cheboksary logo7th FAI European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships


4th FAI Junior European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships

&

13th FAI World Cup in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing

1st FAI Junior World Cup in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing

 

22 - 26 August 2013

Flag Czech
Accuracy Landings & Freefall Style - Male
 Czech Republic Male Team Jiri Gecnuk
Libor Jirousek
Oldrich Sorf
Hynek Tabor
Jindrich Vedmoch
Accuracy Landings - Female
 Czech Republic Female Macichova Daniela
Miroslava Vrana
Accuracy Landings & Freefall Style - Male - Junior
 Czech Republic Junior Male Bonifac Hajek
Miloslav Kriz
Accuracy Landings & Freefall Style Team Manager Ivan Hovorka

Bulgaria Delegation: Cheboksary Russia

Cheboksary logo
7th FAI European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships

4th FAI Junior European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships

&

13th FAI World Cup in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing

1st FAI Junior World Cup in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing

 

22 - 26 August 2013

Flag Bulgaria
Accuracy Landings & Freefall Style - Male
 Bulgarian Male Konstantin Kostov
Daniel Stoyanov
Georgi Tsanev
Teodor Toshev
Dimitar Domtrov
Accuracy Landings & Freefall Style - Female
 Bulgarian girls Ani Stamenova
Iliana Georgieva
Ina Gittel
Lora Todorova
Kalina Aleva
Accuracy Landings & Freefall Style Team Coach Angel Stamenov

23/08/13 Day 1 Cheboksary, Russia

Leaving the DZ at end of Opening Ceremony4.00 Parachuting was abandoned for the day (a huge thunder storm arrived) and it was necessary to prepare for the Opening Ceremony. 

Unfortunately I was premature in my announcement that results would be posted "live" as at other First Category Events attended over the past couple of years.  Due to unforseen problems and complications this will not now be possible.  However, I will post the results (unofficial - of course) as they are posted on the DZ and when they are finally signed off by the Chief Judge at the end of the Competition these will be available in PDF form on our usual results page.

Before the end of the day, the German team protested with regard to problems with the pad and their protest was upheld, so they will rejump Round 3 Accuracy Landing.

The Opening Ceremony  consisted of speeches, however I don't know of another First Category Event at which the Prime Minister of the country it is being held in, and senior Ministers of that state attend and speak - including, of course, Sergey Milnikov still enjoying the memory of his Tandem Jump.  Presentations were made to famous parachutists from the Chuvash Republic, including Maja Petrovna Kostina, Style World Champion 1974 and 5 Times on the Podium at a World Championships, . Graeme Windsor thanked our hosts, the organisers but mostly the competitors for making the effort to travel so far and attend these competitions.  The ceremony ended with the anthems of Russia, Chuvashia and the FAI.  We then had a short display of local dancing and singing, followed by flag jumps, a demonstration into the arena and a low level static line dispatch display.  Fortunately the rain held off throughout the whole ceremony.

Russian flag arrives  Presnetation to  - famous Parachutist   dancers


3.30  Accuracy put on Standby due to the weather conditions - rain!  3 rounds of Male accuracy completed (results will be up shortly) and 1 round of style Female and Junior.


12.30  Provisional Style Results, Round 1 - Juniors and Female published on linked article below.

Brazil - Gilson Silva
10.30 The Competition is well under way. The happiest man on the Drop Zone has to be Silva Gilson from Brazil. He took two days to arrive here - Brazil, UAE, Moscow, Kazan, bus - arriving at 12.30 last night. He came out to the airfield and registered as the 15 minute call went out for the wind drift indicator load. His call came soon after as he was on the first load for accuracy - his first jump in Russia at a World Meet and he scores 0.00 - a very happy man.

Competitors tentsAt the Team Captain's meeting last night the jump numbers were distributed and questions clarified.  The draw for the Style sets is:

Round 1  .... Sequence 2

Round 2 ....  Sequence 4

Round 3 ..... Sequence 3

Round 4 ......Sequence 1

This morning we start with Junior Style and Female Style.  The aim is to complete three rounds of Junior and two of Female by lunch time.  Meanwhile we start the Male Accuracy.  After lunch the men will do style and the Juniors and Females Accuracy.  At 16.30 the programme ends and we make a quick trip back to the Hotel to change for the Opening Ceremony here on the DZ at 17.30 followed by a welcome party and then back to the Hotel for dinner as usual.

The sun is shining, it is going to be a hot bright day.  Once we sort out the transfer system the results will be available on the IPC Results page - so follow the link.

Ukraine Delegation, Cheboksary, Russia

Cheboksary logo
7th FAI European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships

4th FAI Junior European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships

&

13th FAI World Cup in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing

1st FAI Junior World Cup in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing

 

22 - 26 August 2013

Flag Ukraine
Accuracy Landings & Freefall Style - Male
 
 Ukraine Male Ruban Volodymyr
Accuracy Landings & Freefall Style - Female
 Ukraine female tean Tetyana Byelova 

Svitlana Diachok

Iryna Korchmar

Tetiana Kuznetsova

Olena Kyrylenko

Head of Delegation, Team Manager, Team Coach
Head of Delegation Serhii Ostapenko
Team Coach Anatoly Sirchin

Sweden Delegation, Cheboksary, Russia

Cheboksary logo
7th FAI European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships

4th FAI Junior European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships

&

13th FAI World Cup in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing

1st FAI Junior World Cup in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing

 

22 - 26 August 2013


Flag Sweden
Accuracy Landing - Male
 Sweden male Magnus Falk

Slovenia Delegation, Cheboksary, Russia

Cheboksary logo
7th FAI European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships

4th FAI Junior European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships

&

13th FAI World Cup in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing

1st FAI Junior World Cup in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing

 

22 - 26 August 2013
 
Flag Slovenia
Accuracy Landings - Male
Roman Karun
Uroš Ban
Senad Salkič
Peter Balta
Domen Vodišek
Accuracy Landings - Male - Junior
 Slovenia Male Junior Matevž Cestnik
Jernej Vukotič
Accuracy Landings Team Manager & Coach Drago Buncič

Slovakia Delegation, Cheboksary, Russia

Cheboksary logo
7th FAI European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships

4th FAI Junior European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships

&

13th FAI World Cup in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing

1st FAI Junior World Cup in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing

 

22 - 26 August 2013

 
Flag Slovakia
Accuracy Landings - Male
 Slovakia Male Tomáš Marcinek

1 Day to go, Cheboksary, Russia

High five

Today started with cloud and rain but by 10.00 the skies had cleared, the sun came out, and all was set for the Tandem Jump of the Minister of Sport for the Chuvash Repuiblic, Sergey Milnikov and his tandem master, Jiri Blaska, the FAI Controller.  The Minister really enjoyed the experience and thanked everyone involved.  Given the support for this competition shown by his Ministry it is nice to be able to share our enthusiasm for the sport in such a real way.

Before - Sergey Graeme  Jiri After
Sergey Milnikov - Graeme Windsor - Jiri Blaska Being interviewed by the press after

Today we continue with official practice jumps from the two Turbolets and two Antonovs.

Antinov Turbolet
Antonov = Style Turbolet = accuracy

 

 By mid-day the rain was back and we have grey cloud cover.    After lunch the sun was out again and we continued with official practice jumps for the Accuracy and Style competitors.

Inside the Antinov style runin
Inside the Antonov Style Runin