The U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights’ competition teams returned from the 36th World Military Championships adding Gold, Silver and bronze medals and these medals are the first for the USA in the 5th World Military Games. The team competed in Accuracy at the Brazilian Military Academy in Resende, Brazil and 4-Way at Sky Dive Resende and was concluded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 14-21. CISM (Conseil International du Sport Militaire), is the military equivalent to the Olympics. (more…)
The Women’s division of the 36th Military World Parachuting Championships officially finished today. The Golden Knight Women’s Team won Gold in Formation Skydiving with a total of 197 points over eight rounds. This gives them an average of 24.6, a personal best for this first year team. (more…)
Good morning, everyone! We are currently awaiting a call for Men’s Classic Accuracy, round 4, and Women’s Formation Skydiving, round four. Here is a quick update on the rankings, so far, down here in Brazil for the 36th Military World Parachuting Championships. The Golden Knight Men completed three rounds of classic accuracy and two rounds of formation skydiving (FS). Only the first round of FS has been judged. The GK Men scored 34 points in the 35 seconds of time allotted. This puts them in third place, thus far, behind Germany and Belgium.
The Golden Knight Women completed four rounds of classic accuracy and sit in third place. They have also completed three rounds of FS. The scores for those rounds are as follows; Round 1 – 29 points, Round 2 – 24 points, Round 3 – 25 points. This place the GK Women on top, in first place! With five rounds to go, the ladies are keeping their motivation and focus high.
The official opening ceremonies for the parachuting portion of the World Games took place last night. The auditorium was filled with all of the countries in their best service uniforms to hear the Commander of AMAN, the military academy, and the appointed CISM representative give words of encouragement and fortuity for the competition still to come.
Due to the extremely unreliable internet connection, photos will be coming at a later time. Since weather may be an issue in the days to come, the competition pace will speed up to squeeze as many rounds in as possible. Stay tuned here for frequent updates, since I am informed the CISM website is slow to post. Blue Skies!