Military in the Air Force, high level athlete within the National Defense Sports Center of Fontainebleau, Déborah Ferrand is part, like the Pyrenean Martin Fourcade, of the Joinville battalion of the Ministry of Defense.
Licensed in Tarbes-Bigorre Parachuting, Déborah Ferrand started in 2001, is part of the French women’s team (civil and military) in the double discipline of landing precision (PA) and aerobatics.
“Landing precision is a bit the same as for archery. We have a target with a center of about 2 cm, which is the size of a 10 euro cent coin. The goal is to hit the center of the target as often as possible in a competition that takes place over 8 to 10 jumps. The center of the target is “zero” cm, and the further away from it, the further you are. centimeter mark, the goal being to make as few centimeters as possible “, explains Déborah Ferrand.
Sacred double world champion 2018
Landing precision world record holder in August 2011 in Kikinda (Serbia), with 6 consecutive “tiles”, followed by a centimeter, European champion (2011), World Cup winner and vice-world champion 2014, the PTB resident has been collecting civilian and military titles and medals since 2007 (48 national medals, 98 international medals).
But it was in 2018 that Déborah Ferrand had a good season. Indeed, crowned in mid-August world champion of landing precision in Szolnok (Hungary) during the 42nd military world championships, she became fifteen days later, world champion during the Worlds which took place in Bulgaria, a title which no had not been won by a Frenchwoman since 1958.
If the last seasons have been disrupted, in particular because of Covid-19, the competition has now resumed and Déborah Ferrand will participate in mid-August, with the French team, in the world championships in Russia.