The 29th World Military Championships organized by the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces General Headquarters
was exceptional in every respect. Congratulations to the Organizer General Rashed Khamis Ben Haber Al Hamli and the Meet Director Lt. Col. Mohammed Youssuf Abdulrahman.

Lt. Col. Mohammed Youssuf Abdulrahman is well known and respected in the World Military and Civilian parachuting community. He has been a world class competitor, FAI International Judge, Team Leader, Head of Delegation and presently Commander of the UAE Parachute Team. He is among the very few who have held all positions.

Lt. Col. Mohammed Youssuf Abdulrahman assembled an international staff made up of the best talent available. The result was a very smooth and coordinated operation.

The UAE pilots were impressive and won high praise from the officials, staff and competitors.

 

Every detail was taken care of to make the competitors comfortable including an air conditioned e-mail facility on the DZ. Lunch was in an air conditioned building that was set up for the competition at the DZ. It featured a full buffet similar to what you would find in a four star hotel complete with waiters.
Every detail was taken care of to make the competitors comfortable including an air conditioned e-mail facility on the DZ. Lunch was in an air conditioned building that was set up for the competition at the DZ. It featured a full buffet similar to what you would find in a four star hotel complete with waiters.

Along with all of the physical amenities the UAE hospitality made this a memorable championships for all who attended.

Medal Winners of the 29th World Military Championship

Female Individual Accuracy

Female Individual Style Female Individual Overall

1 Denise Bar

2 Irena Avbelj

3 Natalia Nikitsivk

Germany

Slovenia

Belarus

1 Svetlana Klienina

2 Denise Bar

3 Christine Sterbik

Russia

Germany

France

1 Denise Bar

2 Irena Avbelj

3 Tania Voinova

Germany

Slovenia

Russia

Male Individual Accuracy Male Individual Style Male Individual Overall

1 S. Vertiprakhov

2 Oleg Fomin

3 Jurgen Wimmer

Russia

Belarus

Germany

1 Marco Pfluger

2 Jacques Baal

3 Frank Bernachot

Germany

France

France

1 Phillippe Valois

2 Marco Pfluger

3 Jurgen Wimmer

France

Germany

Germany

Female Team Accuracy

Female Formation

Female Team Overall

Male Team Accuracy Male   Formation Male Team Overall

1 Russia

2 Belarus

3 China

1 Russia

2 Morocco

3 France

1 Russia

2 Belarus

3 France

1 Russia

2 France

3 Italy

1 Belgium

2 Switzerland

3 Germany

1 France

2 Germany

3 Russia

and congratulations to the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces General Headquarters and everyone who worked so hard to make the 29th World Military Championship in Abu Dhabi a success. You succeeded.
Photos and results courtesy of Lt. Col. Paolo Bertolini (Italy)