11 Jul 2022

The World Games 2022: France's Killian Rousseau is drone racing champion

Killian Rousseau, representing France, has taken a gold medal in the drone racing at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The 17-year-old came first in all rounds of the competition - a clear winner in this challenging competition in which four pilots raced their FPVs around the obstacles in the Birmingham's Protective Stadium. 

The World Games 2022 Drone Racing Winners:

  1. Killian Rousseau (FRA)
  2. Pawel Laszczak (POL)
  3. Alejandro Zamora (ESP)

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The three nations on the podium at The World Games 2022 drone racing. Image: Greg Pyzalka

Rousseau's gold medal is not his first: he was champion in the Drone Racing World Cup 2018. Silver medal winner Laszczak, aged 19 gained fourth place in the FAI World Drone Racing Championship 2019. Despite being just 14 years old, Zamora is likewise no stranger to success, having gained an impressive fourth place in the 2017 Drone Racing World Cup. 

Also very well-known in the drone racing community as female FAI World Drone Racing Champion 2019 and 2018, Thailand's Wanraya Wannapong was the highest placed female in the competition. She took 10th position in a truly international top 10, with three continents represented between the 10 different countries. 

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One of nine female pilots participating in the drone racing contest. Image: IWGA