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San Pere Pescador WKL Youth Cup World Kiteboarding League

WKL Youth Cup Finals

On July 6, 2017   |   By kiteworldmag.com

Day three inSan Pere Pescador– theFinals

 

Location: Camping Ballena Alegre, St.Pere Pescador, Costa Brava, Spain

Dates: 3-7 July 2017

 

Press report: WKL

Day three at the WKL Youth Cup in Costa Brava was a glimpse into the future of kiteboarding. All categories displayed an extremely high level of riding. The wind remained consistent throughout the day, so all heats were completed, and the finals were run back to back until 6pm.

The first final to be held was the Girls 8-14, which saw a 4 girls face each other for a podium position. Mikaili Sol had a difficult heat, and was unable to land her usual array of tricks. She crashed several of her attempts, but did manage a nice S-Bend to Blind scoring 8.3 at the last moment. Roux managed to land all of her tricks, but unfortunately they did not score high enough to place her in the top position. Anna Hashed similarly landed 4 of her 6 attempts, but none of the girls could beat Osaia Reding who landed a clean S-Bend to Blind and Blind Judge, and rode consistently through the heat, giving her the advantageand the first position for this category.

 

 

For the Girls 15-18 Category final it was Spanish rider Claudia Leon who dominated with 4 completed handle-pass tricks. Pippa Van Irsel from the Netherlandsfollowed in second place who started her heat nicely with a powerfulBackside 313. Van der Ark and Osorio followed in 3rd and 4th position, both riding well but not landing enough high scoring tricks to gain the lead.

The Boys 12-14 final was a nail-biting heat right until the last moment. Each of the riders rode extremely well landing technical tricks back to back, including Double S-Bend 3’s, KGB’s and S-Mobe 5’s. It was finally Moroccan rider Jonas Ouahmid whostormed to victory throwing down a final Hinterger 5 scoring 7.37 and placing him just above Brazilian rider Penha Costa who came in second just behind him. Modrekand Perineau placed in 3rd and 4th position but with very little difference between them all.

 

 

An amazing final was run for Boys 15-16 that had the whole beach watching anxiously in anticipation. All the riders showed an outstanding level, but on his final trick attempt, Maxime Chabloz overtook his team mate Dos Santos. They both landed a Backside 317 on their final attempt but it was Swiss rider Chabloz who managed to gain the higher score giving him the win. 3rd place went to talented rider Rodriguez from Colombia who landed a massive Double S-Bend 3. Nino Liboni took 4th position, after riding very well throughout the event.Former Champion Tom Bridgealso landed some great and innovative tricks butcrashed three of his attempts and finished in 5th position. 6th place went to Edgar Ulrich whostruggled to land several of his attempts, despite riding very well for the duration of the event.

 

 

The day came to a close with another action-packedfinal for Boys 17-18 which sawthetwo Dominican riders Adeuri Corniel and Lorenzo Calcano battle it out alongside Luca Pitot and Rodriguez. Adeuri pulled out an outstanding Slim 7, Backside 315 and Front Blind Mobe. He was closely followed by Colombian rider Rodriguez who also displayed outstanding skills throughout this competition, and landed a Double S-Bend 3 and Backside 315. Pitot had a tough start but his Slim 5 on his last attempt put him in 3rd position, and it was Calcano from the Dominican Republic who took the 4th position.

 

 

The level of riding that was displayed today was incredibly high as the riders gradually got used to our competition format and learnt how to use the live scoring to assistthem during their heats.

 

All scores and tricks from today’s competition can be viewed here.

 

Please see the video highlights from our first day of action here.

 

For high resolution photos from the event that are updated daily, please see here.

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