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Leaders defend their Positions but Margins shrink at Kiteboarding’s Olympic Debut

On October 12, 2018   |   By kiteworldmag.com

Corneil and Kornelli retain top positions but it’s getting tight at the YouthOlympic Games

 

Adeuri-Corniel

 

The 24 boys and girls in the Youth Olympic kiteboarding event were able to complete one elimination series race today in gusty and shifty conditions, with the top three of both the Girls and the Boys fleet remaining the same. With their medal race scheduled for Saturday, plenty could change in tomorrows races.

In the Girls fleet, another win for Alina Kornelli (GER) gives her an eight-point lead, but the chase for the silver and bronze medals is much closer, with six athletes separated by just seven points.

Currently sitting second is Sofia Tomasoni (ITA), who is only a point ahead of Nina Font (ESP) in third.

 

Youth Olympic Games - Sofia Tomasoni

 

Today was pretty cold and I struggled with that; I had to race in the Final B, which I won, but Im not so happy with my results, said the Italian.

Im still second, so I cant complain. You really have to be focused on what youre doing and take a good kite size.

The fight for gold is not quite as clear-cut in the Boys fleet; Adeuri Corniel (DOM) won todays race, but hes just five points ahead of Cameron Maramenides (USA) and six ahead of Toni Vodisek (SLO).

 

Youth Olympic Games

 

Theres a lot of fierce competition and a high level of kiters, so Im just trying to stay focused, Maramenides said.

Its a pretty tight race between the three guys for gold and silver Ill be going for gold over the next two days.

Racing continues at 12:00 local time on Friday 12th October. The Boys and Girls Windsurfing fleets will sail their medal races, while the Mixed Nacra 15 fleet will resume racing after todays reserve day.

TOP 3 BOYS AFTER 6 ELIMINATIONS (2 DISCARDS)

1. Adeury Corniel (DOM – Upeksha/Ozone) – 4 pts

2. Cameron Maramenides (USA – Upeksha/Ozone) – 9 pts

3. Toni Vodisek (SLO – Upeksha/Ozone) – 10 pts

 

TOP 3 WOMEN AFTER 6 ELIMINATIONS (2 DISCARDS)

1. Alina Kornelli (GER – Axis/Ozone) – 4 pts

3. Sofia Tomasoni (ITA, Upeksha/Ozone) – 12 pts

3. Nina Font Castells (ESP, North/North) – 13 pts

 

Find full results so far atbuenosaires2018.sailing.org

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