Saturday, November 11
The teams are arriving, the weather looks promising, and we
should be under way with the finals here shortly.
And the finals are finally under way! 8-way round ten is in
The judges just watched Airspeed Blue's jump three times, which
caused them to miss Russia's live jump, and guess what: Airspeed
Blue's jump didn't have a single mark on it, completely clean. So
then Russia gets looked at three times as well, and again, no
busts. Somebody needs to...okay I won't go there....
...and Airspeed 8 wraps up their spanking of the competition
with a 33-point margin of victory over Russia with Airspeed Blue
another 41 points behind that. Airspeed has had quite a year of
competition, with one more 4-way round to do. The Women's 4-way up
The USA Women's team has held on to win the gold over Norway
with Spirit of Russia in third. Those girls did some pretty
impressive Diamond > Bunyips on that jump.
Lawn Darts er Freefly competition,
France has just completed a dramatic victory over the USA in a
*VERY* close race for the gold, just nipping Olav Zipser's team by
0.1 points. The DZTV crowd was cheering loudly as the top teams
were reviewed, by the sounds of it there was some amazing stuff to
Finally into the final round of 4-way, just the top teams left
to jump. DeLand FX mowed down a few nice Diamond > Bunyips of
their own for a score of 20, a very good jump. Minutes later the
Norgies match them with a 20 of their own. They are going to judge
the last three teams from tape, so everyone will be in front of
the DZTV screen for that piece of final excitement. And here
they are - WHOA, PD Blue just did a 19 with number 20 just ONE
FRAME out of working time! Looks like there will be a jump-off for
the bronze medal, pending Maubeuge and Vertical...Maubeuge up
now...very fast, a clean 21! Airspeed will need at least an 18 to
win...smooth and steady, 18 well in, a 21 also -- the judges are
watching it a third time -- a bust? No? 21 points! Airspeed
Vertical is the new 4-way champions of World Cup 2000! Ah, a bit
more excitement to come, as DeLand PD Blue and DeLand Norgies will
have a jump off for third place.
And a fabulous jump off it is! PD Blue had a great jump with a
24, and the Norgies followed it with a 23 that just had the 24th
point out of time. Congratulations PD Blue!
I've mentioned before what an easily team PD Blue is to judge,
with their clean style and excellent video performance. I think it
should be noted that on at least 4 of their first 9 jumps, the
judges watched a single time, live, and logged the score as
I'll have some closing ceremony pictures coming up later. What
a great show!
Just in, a report out of Southern Pines NC, where OmniNeice Laura
Wagner has just finished 5th place in the floor exercise, 3rd on
the vault, 1st on the uneven bars, 1st on the balance beam, and
1st overall at the 11-year-old level 5 gymnastics competition.
Well, I'm going to tear this DZTV mess down and post the
closing ceremony pictures tomorrow morning when I have time. So
come back one more time, and thanks for visiting OmniSkore.com!