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The interview included Roy Janssen's transition from Belgium to France, and Weembi's inside center reminded the Sun Path Products NSL News that it was not the first time in his career that he switched the nationality. Roy Janssen is originally from the Netherlands and needed a new FAI Sporting License to compete for HayaBusa.
Each of the Weembi members is a former 4-way outdoor world champion, as the Sun Path Products NSL News explained carefully during the coverage of the Weembi topic. However, Roy Janssen could achieve something that no other Formation Skydiving competitor has done in the history of the sport.
Weembi member Mathieu Bernier, currently also French national coach for the Formation Skydiving delegation at the same time, is already unique with his historic double-gold success in 4-way and 8-way at the FAI World Meet in Menzelinsk 2010. Roy Janssen could add his own unique achievement.
It is not unusual that members of national teams switch from one country to another one, and the FAI/IPC has special rules for this situation.
The current rules are easier than ever before. FAI/IPC only requires the national skydiving federations to issue the necessary FAI Sporting Licence under their discretion, and there are no time limits any longer.
FAI Sporting Code - General Section - 4.7 REPRESENTATION: 4.7.1 "In First Category international sporting events, a competitor represents the NAC that issued the FAI Sporting Licence, unless he belongs to an international team."
Roy Janssen has the opportunity to make it a 4-way double-gold, first for Belgium in Prostejov 2014 and then with Weembi and for France this year in Montreal. It would be an outdoor/indoor double; however, the opponents will be the same, and they will be tough. Weembi first has to qualify by winning the French Indoor Nationals 2017. Then HayaBusa with coach Gary Smith and Arizona Airspeed will do everything it takes to keep Roy Janssen from winning the indoor competition in October...