Team USA wins CISM gold medal in women’s formation skydiving
July 22, 2011
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - When it comes time for Counsel International du Sport Militaire competition, Team USA can always count on the U.S. Army Golden Knights to win medals.
The team of Sgt. 1st Class Elisa Tennyson, Sgt. 1st Class Angela Nichols, Staff Sgt. Laura Dickmeyer, Staff Sgt. Danielle Woolsey and Staff Sgt. Jennifer Schaben won a gold medal in women’s formation skydiving on July 21 at the 5th CISM Military World Games.
Team USA won the parachuting event with 197 points at Aeroporto Municipal de Resende.
France’s team of Deborah Ferrand Plat, Stephanie Texier, Laurence Herve, Ann-Lise Guillard and Blandine Perroud took the silver medal with 180 points.
Host Brazil’s squadron of Lailla Surcin, Juliana Souza, Beatriz Ohno, Cassia Neves and Gabrielle Silva tallied 152 points for the bronze.
Team USA’s quartet of Sgt. 1st Class Brian Krause, Sgt. 1st Class Kurt Isenbarger, Sgt. 1st Class Matt Davidson and Staff Sgt. Sean Sweeney will compete in both the men’s formation skydiving and team accuracy finals on July 22.