Wednesday, 14 August 2013 07:27
Throughout the competition - Live Results available - follow this link
It has been a good first day - In the Formation Skydiving competitions 3 rounds completed in 4-Way, 2 in 4-Way Female - 2 in 8-Way and 1 in VFS. In the Artistic Events competitions 3 rounds in Freefly and 1 in Freestyle with the 2nd being judged as I write.
We should have the videos of today's jumps on YouTube by the morning providing we have a good internet connection.
-13.00 last lift today for 4-way and 4-way Female with 2 rounds completed. In the 4-way open Belgium Hayabusa are already 3 points ahead of Russia Barkli and France Maubeuge in third place 10 points adrift. The positions remained the same at the end of Round 3, 5 points between Belgium and Russia and 8 between 2nd and the French in third.
The soaking their kit received this morning did not seem to have upset the French girls, who are in first place with 48 points closely followed by the USA with 47 and the UK's Kaizen in third with 37.
This is going to be a good competition!
There were complaints during the morning about the DZ TV only giving the first view as the FS judges worked, and the judges score sheet was only visible for a very short time. Ted Wagner of OmniSkore made some quick coding changes - following agreement from the FS Judges that all viewings they had should be shown - and the changes was appreciated by the competitors.
8.00 a.m. wheels off with 4-Way Open and 8.10 with Freefly. The Jury Notice was published yesterday and the signed copy publically displayed before the Competitors Briefing yesterday evening.
After all the competitors had left the work started on errecting the public display screens - the cable the organiser had been waiting for arrived from Zagreb. Ted Wagner of OmniSkore worked late with their IT people to enable them to take the live judging images from OmniSkore's system. Given the equipment the organiser had the image is not perfect, it is compressed (slightly) top to bottom - but with a lot of hard work and persistance the public display system is operational before the start of the competition.
Last night there was a tremendous electrical storm and very heavy rain at the DZ. This morning the French team discover that the corner of the hanger allocated to them to leave their rigs and equipment was under water - and so were all their kit! The 4-way Female team and Artistic Events competitors were the worst affected. They were stringing up temporary washing lines in the hanger using old rigging line.
Artistic Events aircraft were halted after the 2nd round to give the French a chance to get their kit dried out. By 11.00 they were ready to go and so the event contined as scheduled.
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 14:57
Day -1, Banjaluka
8.00 a.m. Aircraft take off for the first of the Official Practice Jumps. Blue skies and a full day in prospect.
Talking with the competitors last night the general concesus seems to be - well organised, eveyone is helpful and willing to make every effort to make this meet a success. Great atmosphere.
Monday, 12 August 2013 14:04
Day -2, Banjaluka
Two days to go before the official Opening of the European Championships and World Cup’s in Artisitic Events and Formation Skydiving in a HOT Banjaluka.
Today is the meeting and greeting day – officially for the judges and the teams are arriving ready for official practice tomorrow.
World Games 2013 - Day 4: Victory for Feraric and Romanenko in Paragliding Accuracy - Closing Ceremony
Monday, 05 August 2013 12:22
Slovenian Matjaz Feraric took the Gold at the Paragliding Accuracy competition of the World Games 2013 in Cali, Colombia. Tomas Lednik from Czech Republic took Silver and Tanapat Luangiam from Thailand Bronze (see picture).
World Games 2013 – Day 3: Bartholomew is the new World Games Canopy Piloting Champion - No complete round for Paragliding Accuracy
Sunday, 04 August 2013 16:13
Curtis Bartholomew from USA is the new World Games Champion for Canopy Piloting! Thomas Dellibac, also from USA, and Pablo Hernandez from Spain followed in the overall results of the combined accuracy, distance and speed events.
In Paragliding Accuracy, the round 5, which started on Friday, could not be completed yesterday due to changing winds.
Saturday, 03 August 2013 16:45
The second day of the Parachuting Canopy Piloting and Paragliding Accuracy was in full swing yesterday in Cali, Colombia, at the World Games 2013. Three rounds took place for Canopy Piloting and two for Paragliding Accuracy.
All the athletes were clearly enjoying the effects of the warmth of the Colombian spectators who cheered, applauded and reacted very enthusiastically to Paragliding and Parachuting events, although it was the first time for many of them to witness such competitions. Media interviewed athletes, while children and grown-ups alike asked for pictures and autographs.
Friday, 02 August 2013 16:12
After two days of training, official competitions begun yesterday morning for the Canopy Piloting and Paragliding Accuracy athletes participating in the World Games 2013 in Cali, Colombia.
The first competition day was punctuated by the airsports Opening Ceremony where athletes and officials paraded in front of the cheering public. FAI President John Grubbström, accompanied by FAI Secretary General Jean-Marc Badan, concluded the ceremony with a speech thanking the people of Cali for their warm welcome.
Thursday, 01 August 2013 17:51
On the morning of the kickoff of the airsports events at the World Games 2013 in Cali, Colombia, all signs are go for Parachuting Canopy Piloting and Paragliding Accuracy, as the news came that all the tickets for airsports competitions are sold out. In total, the two events will welcome 2000 people every day.
Thursday, 01 August 2013 12:29
Yesterday parachuting canopy piloting and paragliding accuracy athletes and officials had a last chance to get ready before the competitions start tomorrow in Cali, Colombia, at the World Games 2013, in front of full rows of spectators.
Monday, 29 July 2013 10:05
Friday, 26 July 2013 09:38
The World Games 2013 are officially underway in Cali, Colombia, after yesterday’s Opening Ceremony at the Pascual Guerrero stadium in front of more than 35.000 spectators. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos opened the event in the presence of FAI President John Grubbström, IOC President Jacques Rogge and International World Games Association President Ron Froehlich.