11 Dec 2017

Thailand takes gold in the FAI World Paramotor League Cup 2017

The results of the FAI World Paramotor League Cup 2017 are in, and the country soaring to the top of the rankings this year is Thailand.

The Thai team’s total score of 103 points gave it a narrow victory over France, which finished in second place with 100 points.

Poland took third place with a total score of 86 points, built up over the four qualifying FAI events:

  • the 3rd FAI Asia-Oceania Paramotor Championships in Thailand,
  • the Czech Open in the Czech Republic,
  • the World Games 2017 in Poland,
  • the 6th FAI European Paramotor Championships in Czech Republic.

Of the four, the 6th FAI European Paramotor Championships in August attracted the most participants; 40 crews took part in the event.

However, the fantastic atmosphere at this year’s World Games made it the standout event for FAI Microlight and Paramotor Commission (CIMA) President Wolfgang Lintl.

“It was a big event with lots of spectators and great media coverage.” Lintl said.

In the individual competition, Thai team member Kittiphop Phrommat (top picture) also triumphed, clinching the title with a total of 48 points earned at the events in Thailand and Poland.

Phrommat’s brilliant performance gave him a four-point lead over France’s Alexandre Mateos and Slovakia’s Ivan Pestun, who ended in joint second place, with both pilots attaining an overall score of 44 points.

The highest placed female pilot was France’s Marie Mateos (below), who finished joint ninth with a total of 27 points. Teenage pilot Janejira Chui-Noei of Thailand was not far behind, sharing 12th place with three other pilots.

Lintl added: “I am very proud to see Thailand’s male and female paramotor pilots being so successful in this year’s FAI World Paramotor League Cup.

“It is payback for all the effort the country puts in to developing competitive paramotoring, including by hosting the FAI World Paramotor Championships 2018.”

Events

 

Competition name

Competition dates

Country

WLC CODE

1

3rd Asia-Oceania Paramotor Championships

28.04.2017 - 08.05.2017

Thailand

3AOPC

2

Czech Open 2017

12.06.2017 - 18.06.2017

Czech Republic

CzO17

3

10th World Games

20.07.2017 - 30.07.2017

Poland

10WG

4

6th European Paramotor Championships

16.08.2017 - 28.08.2017

Czech Republic

6EPC

National scores

Pos

Country

Pilots

Pilot 1

Pilot 2 

Pilot 3

Total

1

THA

6

  48

  31

  24

 103

2

FRA

8

  44

  29

  27

 100

3

POL

8

  33

  29

  24

  86

4

CZE

9

  27

  27

  20

  74

5

QAT

5

  24

  16

  12

  52

6

AUS

3

  36

   8

   2

  46

7

SVK

1

  44

    

    

  44

8

ESP

4

  17

  13

  11

  41

9

JPN

2

  17

   9

    

  26

10

GBR

3

  18

   2

   2

  22

11

IND

5

   7

   6

   5

  18

12

ITA

6

   8

   3

   2

  13

13

DEU

4

   4

   4

   2

  10

14

RUS

2

   2

   2

    

   4

15

HUN

1

   2

    

    

   2

 

TOTAL

67

     

 641

Individual scores

Pos

Name

Nation

3AOPC

CzO17

10WG

6EPC

Total

1

Kittiphop PHROMMAT

THA

29

 

19

 

48

2

Alexandre MATEOS

FRA

   

14

30

44

2

Ivan PESTUN

SVK

 

25

 

19

44

4

David WAINWRIGHT

AUS

19

   

17

36

5

Marcin BERNAT

POL

 

17

16

12

33

6

Chayaphong POTHIPUK

THA

21

 

10

 

31

7

Jacek CISZKOWSKI

POL

 

13

 

16

29

7

Nicolas AUBERT

FRA

   

9

20

29

9

Lubos HALAMA

CZE

 

20

 

7

27

9

Marie MATEOS

FRA

   

2

25

27

9

Milan KLEMENT

CZE

 

15

12

2

27

12

Janejira CHUI-NOEI

THA

18

 

6

 

24

12

Mohammed ALYAFEI

QAT

24

     

24

12

Pongkorn THANASAKUNKORNSAENG

THA

17

 

7

 

24

12

Wojciech BOGDAL

POL

   

24

 

24

16

Pierre LEFEBVRE 

FRA

     

22

22

17

Zdenek REZNICEK

CZE

 

11

 

9

20

18

Jakub SEDIVY

CZE

 

5

 

14

19

19

Paul MARTIN (1)

GBR

     

18

18

20

Jiri KOUDELA

CZE

 

12

5

2

17

20

Ramon MORILLAS

ESP

   

4

13

17

20

Ryoya IGARASHI

JPN

15

   

2

17

23

Abdulatif ALQAHTANI

QAT

16

     

16

24

Jean-Emile OULHA

FRA

     

15

15

24

Phumsit THANASAKUNKORNSANG

THA

15

     

15

26

Karel PRESSL

CZE

 

14

   

14

27

Petr MATOUSEK

CZE

 

10

3

2

13

27

Sarunphat PHOTHIPAK

THA

13

     

13

27

Vicente PALMERO

ESP

   

13

 

13

30

Ali ALYAFEI

QAT

12

     

12

31

Abdulla RADWAN

QAT

11

     

11

31

Thomas PETIT 

FRA

     

11

11

31

Victor RODRIGUEZ

ESP

   

11

 

11

34

Jacek SEMKLO

POL

 

8

 

2

10

34

Saeed AL-NAIMI

QAT

10

     

10

34

Sebastien VEILLARD

FRA

     

10

10

37

Michal LOUZECKY

CZE

 

9

   

9

37

Nakatani HOJI

JPN

9

     

9

37

Tomasz BUDZISZEWSKI

POL

 

4

 

5

9

40

Francesco ARDUINI

ITA

     

8

8

40

Jaroslaw PALDYNA

POL

 

6

 

2

8

40

Jeremy PENONE

FRA

   

8

 

8

40

Robert BEXON

AUS

8

     

8

44

Rhone MENEZES

IND

7

     

7

44

Szymon WINKLER

POL

 

7

   

7

46

Ramdevsinh JADEJA

IND

6

     

6

46

Ruben CRESPO

ESP

     

6

6

48

Mangesh DIGHE

IND

5

     

5

49

Jorg MASS

DEU

 

2

 

2

4

49

Rhine MENEZES

IND

4

     

4

49

Udo HULSCHER

DEU

     

4

4

52

Lukas KOLACEK

CZE

 

3

   

3

52

Nagendra SINGH

IND

3

     

3

52

Sandro PASSERI

ITA

     

3

3

55

Benedikt BOS

DEU

     

2

2

55

Casey BUTLER

AUS

2

     

2

55

Francesco CANNONE

ITA

     

2

2

55

Galina VOROBEVA

RUS

     

2

2

55

Iulian ROTARIU

ITA

     

2

2

55

Jurgen ULKAN

DEU

     

2

2

55

Marco CAVENAGHI

ITA

     

2

2

55

Mariusz KOZARZEWSKI

POL

     

2

2

55

Mark MORGAN

GBR

     

2

2

55

Pal KIS

HUN

     

2

2

55

Pasquale BIONDO

ITA

     

2

2

55

Paul MARTIN (2)

GBR

     

2

2

55

Sergei MIKHEEV

RUS

     

2

2

Photo credit: FAI / Marcus King