World Hot Air Ballooning Championships

The World Hot Air Ballooning Championships are the FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship and the FAI Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship. These biennial events for hot air ballooning are conducted under the direction of the FAI Ballooning Commission (CIA or Comité International d'Aérostation).[1]

Championships[edit]

FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship[edit]

Year City Country Date Winners No. of
Athletes
No. of
Nations
1973[2] Albuquerque  United States February 10–17
32 14
1975[2] Albuquerque  United States October 2–12
34 15
1977[2] Castle Howard  Great Britain September 10–18
51 22
1979[2] Uppsala  Sweden January 3–9
33 16
1981[2] Battle Creek  United States June 20–28
82 21
1983[2] Nantes  France August 28 – September 7 70 20
1985[2] Battle Creek  United States July 12–20
98 23
1987[2] Schielleiten/Stubenberg  Austria September 5–12
71 24
1989[2] Saga  Japan November 18–27
102 25
1991[2] Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu  Canada August 10–18
101 26
1993[2] Larochette  Luxembourg August 12–22
101 32
1995[2] Battle Creek  United States June 30 – July 8
86 32
1997[2] Saga  Japan November 15–27
112 38
1999[2] Bad Waltersdorf  Austria August 28 – September 5
90 35
2002[2] Châtellerault  France August 23 – September 1
99 36
2004[2] Mildura  Australia June 26 - July 3
87 32
2006[2] Tochigi  Japan November 18–25
62 31
2008[2] Hofkirchen  Austria September 13–20 102 33
2010[2] Debrecen  Hungary October 2–10
118 31
2012[2] Battle Creek  United States August 17–25
99 30
2014[2] Rio Claro  Brazil July 17–27
59 21
2016[2] Saga  Japan October 30 – November 7 105 31
2018[3] Gross-Siegharts  Austria August 18–26
105 38
2020 Murska Sobota  Slovenia September 20–26

FAI Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship[edit]

Year City Country Date Winners No. of
Athletes
No. of
Nations
2014[2] Leszno  Poland September 8–13 38 16
2016[2] Birštonas  Lithuania July 5–10
42 20
2018[4] Nałęczów  Poland August 7–11 33 10

All-time medal table[edit]

Updated after the 2018 World Championships.
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)1510732
2 Great Britain (GBR)3216
3 Australia (AUS)3036
4 Germany (GER)2428
5 France (FRA)1124
6 Japan (JPN)1012
7 Poland (POL)1001
8 Sweden (SWE)0235
9 Lithuania (LTU)0224
10 Austria (AUT)0213
11  Switzerland (SUI)0123
12 Russia (RUS)0112
13 Belgium (BEL)0101
14 Brazil (BRA)0011
Totals (14 nations)26262678

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". FAI Ballooning Commission (CIA). Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "Results: World Hot Air Balloon Championship: 1973–2016". wydera.de. Archived from the original on 2014-03-14. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
  3. ^ "Results: 23rd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship: Gross-Siegharts, Austria". Archived from the original on 2018-12-04. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  4. ^ "Results: 3rd FAI Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship: Naleczow, Poland". Retrieved 2018-12-16.

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