Final Bits and Pieces
Before the 2nd FAI World Cup in Wingsuit Flying fades into the memory of those who took part I want to add some pictures and final notes to a fantastic event.
Record Breakers: 3 New World Records - 16 New Continental Records
|World x 2||Greatest Speed - Female||Amber Forte, Norway||274.0 km/h & 283.7 km/h|
|World||Greatest Speed - General||Travis Mickle, USA||325.4 km/h|
|North American x 2||Greatest Speed - General||Travis Mickle, USA||314.3 km/h & 325.4 km/h|
|North American x 2||Greatest Speed - Female||Stacey Meisner, CAN||249.8 km/h & 267.1 km/h|
|South American||Greatest Distance||Marcelo Zoni, BRA||3.948 km|
|South American x 2||Highest Time||Marcelo Zoni, BRA||81.4 sec & 85.3 sec|
|European x 2||Greatest Speed - Female||Amber Forte, NOR||274.0 km/h & 283.7 km/h|
|Oceanic||Greatest Speed||Chris Byrnes, AUS||314.6 km/h|
|Oceanic x 2||Greatest Distance||Luke Rogers, AUS||4.577 km & 4.654 km|
|Asia||Greatest Speed - General||Rameshwer Jangra, IND||275.4 km/h & 284.4 km/h|
|Asia||Greatest Distance||Rameshwer Jangra, IND||4.730 km|
|Asia||Highest Time||Udit Thapar, IND||81.9 sec|
|Amber Forte - NOR||Tarvis Mickle - USA||Stacey Meisner - CAN|
|Marcello Zoni - BRA||Chris Byrnes - AUS||Luke Rogers - AUS|
|Rameshwer Jangra - IND||Udit Thapar - IND|
During the Prizegiving not only were the top 3 Performance Wingsuit Flyers recognised and given medals, the top 10 Performance flyers received FAI Diplomas recognising their place in the competition final standings:
|Kristian Szczepitko - USA 4th||Luke Rogers - AUS 5th||Espen Fadnes - NOR 6th|
|Anthony Zerbonia - USA - 7th||Chris Byrnes - AUS - 9th||Andre Iurosh - RUS - 10th|
* 8th placed Alessio Spina, ITA left before the prizegiving.
The Judges like to make their own award to those they feel have shown the greatest 'sportsmanship' throughout the competition: In Performance Wingsuit Flying that Diploma went to Espen Fadnes and for the Acrobatic Wingsuit Flying team it was awarded to the USA's Tumbling Pigeons:
Finally at the very start of the prizegiving Randy Connell presented his successful students who had all passed their Wingsuit Flying Judges' Course:
|Vera Asquith - CAN||Neil Fergie - AUS||Bert Ham - NED|
|Alexandria Hubbard - USA||Steve Hubbard - USA||Ulla Maersk - DEN|
|Michael Pennock - NED|
Congratulations to everyone !
The Final Jury Report
See you all next year in Prostejov, Czech Republic 26-31 August 2018 for the 2nd FAI World Championships in Wingsuit Flying.