Pre the big event - lead up to the 17th FAI World ParaSki Championships 2019
24th February 2019
The tension rises in Vrchlabí
Only two days prior to the official arrival day in Vrchlabí and all preparations are finalised. The first competitors from Russia are planning to arrive today and will check out the skiing conditions on Monday.
The organising committee headed by Petr Jires is studying different 7day weather forecasts, everything is possible from sunshine to snowfall, so it will be a day by day decision as to how the championship proceeds. Everyone hopes for good conditions and the top athletes will try to break the FAI records, although it becomes harder now with total points of 10 or below.
Current status after the recently ratified FAI World and European records is 10 points for female and 7 points for male and junior.
After one week, following the closing ceremony on Saturday 2nd March, the new World Champions will be added to this historical Roll Call of all Para-Ski World Championship since 1987 (which is kindly prepared by Jürgen Barth).
If one takes a closer look at the first FAI WPC in 1987, you will find there this year’s Chief Judge Dare Svetina in the team ranking and also some of this year’s active participants can be found in medal ranks from around 30 years back. It is no surprise then that in the target area and also in the Para-Ski “master” classification, we have some very experienced Accuracy Landing and Skiing competitors.
And finally - the FAI ranking lists (which can be found on https://fai.org/ipc-documents under rankings) will be updated with 2019 results, after the Vrchlabi medals are distributed.
To be continued after arrival…
19th February 2019
One week to the start of first IPC First Category Event of this year
The registration team of 17th FAI Para-Ski World Championships 2019 has processed the last changes in team composition that NACs have submitted after the WCS finals in Bad Leonfelden.
In Vrchlabi we will have a total of 63 participants in 10 regular teams, 4 international teams and 4 female teams.
All six classifications will be valid, there are 10 female, 53 male, 18 master and 13 junior competitors inside these male, mixed or female teams.
The final team composition and jump order will be established on arrival day Tuesday 26th Feb at the 1st official teamleader meeting.
On 27th Feb the skiing qualification run (to establish ski competition starting order) will take place. If weather permits, the Meet Director, Martin Gabla together with Chief Judge, Dare Svetina is planning to start the Accuracy Landing competition in the afternoon in order to get the minimum rounds for a valid Accuracy Landing event (2) on Wednesday.
26th Feb Schedule:
8:30 – 17:00 – official registration
11:00 – 17:00 – official practice day (accuracy jumping)
18:00 – Judges meeting (Hotel Gendorf boardroom)
20:00 – Team leader meeting (Hotel Gendorf boardroom)
Let us hope for the same good weather conditions as last weekend.
Dare Svetina observing the landing of Paul, team member of Austria Military Team during the WCS final round.
Photo by Harald Meindl (chief of the volunteer fire station that hosted us at Bad Leonfelden competition)
More pix at www.ff-laimbach.at
11th February 2019
21st September 2018
It is hard to think about winter as the temperature (in this part of Europe) continues in the high 20's but Bulletin 1 is now published for the first FCE of 2019
Follow the link to Bulletin 1 and the Registration Document.
Our judges' panel will be:
|Chief Judge||Dare Svetina|
|Assistant to the Chief Judge||Jana Matejkinova|
|Panel of Judges||Michael Egger|
|Kristina Radecki (N)|