45th WMC Parachuting - Güssing (AUT) - Update 4

 

 

GÜSSING (AUT) - After a competition rich in highlights and high level performances of our military athletes, the 45th World Military Parachuting Championship ended yesterday in Guessing, Austria, with the Awarding and Closing Ceremony of the event which took place in the presence of Official CISM Representative of the event and BoD Member General Omar Guerriche, Military Commander and Head of the Organizing Committee Brigadier-General Gernot Gasser, PCSC Parachuting Colonel Gernot Rittenschober, ISC President Mrs. Gillian Rayner, Regional Sports Councilor Mr. Heinrich Dorner Heinrich Dorner, Chiefs of Missions of the participating nations, as well as high ranking local and international authorities.

 

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General Omar Guerriche spoke at the Closing Ceremony: "The 45th Edition of the CISM World Military Parachuting Championship ends today. Fighting spirit, friendship, respect, and passion were, as every year, present. Dear athletes, you have given the best of yourselves, I say thank you and bravo for your sports performances that we have admired, and especially thank you for your spirit of fair play and friendship throughout the competition, you have shown an exemplary behavior, and you have really embodied the noble values of CISM. On behalf of CISM, I congratulate the teams and athletes who won medals during this championship and wish them success in the next competitions".

 

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He also added: "Finally, our gratitude and thanks go to the Austrian military authorities who made it possible for this championship to take place under excellent organizational conditions. Congratulations to Austria for this immense success.”

 

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PCSC Parachuting Colonel Gernot Rittenschober was also delighted with the course of the championship: "The 45th WMPC officially ended this evening and from a competition point of view I can only say: 'mission accomplished'. We had exciting finals and tie breaks, we enjoyed the sunny weather in southern Burgenland and the hospitality of Güssing and the InfBn 19. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all those who worked for us during the last weeks and who will continue to work after our departure. It was a huge job and not always visible, for example the engineers who built the infrastructure, the IT who ran the internet network and the judging system, the cooks with long and flexible working hours and all the others who worked behind the curtain to make our championship work."

 

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To say the least, the Austrian organizers had made every effort to impress and accommodate our military athletes who enjoyed themselves throughout the six days of competition. The emphasis was clearly on the athletes being able to walk from their accommodation to the main dropzone, with efficient flights and, to top it off, pleasant weather.

 

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At the end of the closing ceremony, the CISM flag was presented to the OCR.


There is still no host nation for 2023 and the 46th WMPC. At the CSC Open Meeting, nations were informed that the deadline for submitting a bid for 2023 was September 1, 2022.


For 2024, Hungary has confirmed the organization of the WMPC!

 

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Thanks to Austria and see you soon for new adventures!

 

 

(Source: CISM Media & Communication Department / Pictures: Austrian Delegation to CISM / Mr. Carsten Thiel)

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