13 Aug 2021

Mondial - Competition day 4

The weather was not with us today. Low cloud over both Kemerovo and Tanay.

Although not all rounds of the CP competition are complete, we have our first World Champions in Canopy Piloting!

We still have the final round of Zone Accuracy to complete in order to determine the Overall and Combined National Team Champions.

We congratulate the following individuals in the Distance and Speed events.


  • World Champion - Cedric Veiga Rios (FRA)
  • 2nd Place - Abdulbari Qubaisi  (UAE)
  • 3rd Place - Cornelia Mihai  (UAE)


  • World Champion - Marcos Darman (ARG)
  • 2nd Place - Mario Fattoruso (ITA)
  • 3rd Place - Vladimir Zaluzhnyi  (RPF)

In Kemerovo the buses for the competitors and officials were scheduled to depart at 07:00, but because of the bad weather conditions the Meet Director postponed it to 08.30,just before everybody was due on the bus. Good timing:-). So there was time either for more breakfast, or the first nap of the day!

Arriving at the Dropzone the temperature felt lower than yesterday and the wind was very cold.

A Team Leaders’meeting was scheduled at 09:30, and a stand-by was announced with another Meeting with the Chief Judge set for 11.00 where the information than was given that the current weather conditions were the same as at the earlier Team Leaders’ meeting, so would wait until 13:00.to decide whether to hold the competition today.

At the planned 13.00 Team Leaders’meeting, as organised by the Meet Director and Chief Judge, it was decided that today's competition schedule would be cancelled.

Some used the afternoon for a trip to the countryside, others for relaxing and getting warm again. For Team Managers and Heads of Delegations, the Judges and the Jury, the Meet Director organised a tour around a genuine Russian village, including a visit to a local family cheese factory, followed with a beer tasting at a brewery. What a great way to spend a weathered-out afternoon and evening.

Unfortunately a non-jumping day 3.