Alex Mateos: three times PPG World Champion

Friday 11 May, 2018

Alex Mateos is Paramotor World Champion for the third time, and Marie Mateos is female champion.

The tenth FAI Paramotor World Championships took place in Thailand from 30 April to 6 May.

“I do not have words to describe my joy!”, said Alex, after an “intense” competition with eight scored tasks and a slightly unfamiliar scoring system.

Marie also commented on being slightly outside of her comfort zone with different scale maps (“quite pleasant to use”), and the only available petrol being 95-octane rather than the 98-octane she would have normally used. With long, twelve-hour competition days Marie admitted, “I made mistakes, but I have targeted them so that it does not happen again”.

Paramotor World Champions 2018: Alex and Marie Mateos

To round off a truly successful event for the Mateos family, Alex’s father Jean and his passenger Célia Domingues came first in the tandem trikes category.


PF1 solo footlaunch

  1. Alex MATEOS, FR, 390 points
  2. Vicente PALMERO RODRIGUEZ, ES, 327 points
  3. David WAINWRIGHT, AU, 311 points

Nations: France (1082 points), Thailand (901 points), Spain (873 points)

PL1 solo trikes

  1. Wojciech BÓGDAŁ, PO, 165 points
  2. Boris TYSEBAERT, FR, 161 points
  3. Sergei MIKHEEV, RU, 148 points

Nations: Poland (494 points), Russia (389 points), Thailand (293 points)

PL2 dual trikes

  1. Jean MATEOS, Célia DOMINGUES, FR, 130 points
  2. Jaroslaw BALCERZEWSKI, Magdalena KLOSS, PO, 114 points
  3. Adam PUPEK, Piotr KOZIKOWSKI, PO, 109 points

All results




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