posted Aug 17th, 2013 -
The latest competition videos of NMP-PCH Hayabusa at the World Cup 2013 make it a beautiful Saturday morning in Banja Luka, and the weather cooperates to bring the event to a happy end today.
There is a sad part of it though, as Round 10 in 8way will be the last jump for the French competitors who have been collecting gold and silver medals in the last decade. Some team members might even finish their skydiving career in Banja Luka. The 8way competition will be completed first thing in the morning.
The Sun Path Products NSL News will give the female 4way competition special attention today, as Golden Knights and Aerodyne French Girls are getting ready for the last two rounds and a serious showdown. The live coverage will begin with Joey Jones in the boarding area for the first take-off.
Click on the score for a round with a link to see the teams' videos
Two hours behind Golden Knights: Aerodyne French Girls
The semifinals in 4way Open will actually have 13 teams doing Round 9.
Only national teams are eligible for the FAI European Championships, which runs at the same time. Four teams are eligible for each nation in the World Cup competition, and the Top 10 continue.
Result of this combination is a 13-team field for the semifinals. Only Eclipse, Hyrrokkin and Dubai Asaar Yellow could pack up yesterday.
In the meantime, Round 9 in 4way Women is on the way. A flaw in the jump order management separated Golden Knights and Aerodyne French Girls by almost two hours. It will be fixed for Round 10 when both teams will be in the same jump plane.