Exciting finale at TT: R World Championships – Italy

The TwinTip: Racing (TT: R) World Championships went to the wire with local lady Italy’s Sofia Tomasoni taking the title in a nerve-jangling last race at the end of 5 days of thrilling kiteboard┬á action.

Tomasoni had been playing catch-up after a faltering start, just taking care of to capture as well as hold the leaderboard’s top area on the last day at Gizzeria’s Hang Loose Beach track, grabbing her initial senior championship crown to contribute to her previous TT: R Youth Worlds title.

” I’m really fed since I a lot wanted this second title,” stated a visibly relieved as well as elated Tomasoni. “This is where I discovered how to kite. This is where my family members are. I had problems on the very first two days. That was big for me. Yet I managed to change my attitude, so it’s terrific.”

TT: R WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND PUMP KITE TROPHY

Germany’s Florian Gruber was likewise enjoyed assert the crown in the guys’s TT: R Worlds division, his third successive title. But his job had actually verified simpler and also his ensured efficiencies in the high-octane TT: R technique guaranteed he dominated and might have sat out the final day and still won.

” It might have seemed very easy, however it’s constantly hard,” said Gruber. “I had pretty tidy auto racing the majority of the time and I really did not make too several blunders, so I was pretty loosened up. But also for certain all the younger kids have actually obtained a lot better in the last year, because they’ve been training for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG). So, I truly enjoyed it.”

One of kiteboarding’s most exciting prospects, that Gruber did not have to face, is the Dominican Republic’s Adeury Corniel. He preferred to contend in the TT: R Pump Kite Trophy, being run in tandem on the devices that will be used at October’s YOG in Argentina, where kiteboarding makes its Olympic launching.

TT: R WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND PUMP KITE TROPHY

Corniel, the reigning TT: R Youth Worlds title holder, led the men’s Pump Kite division from start to finish as well as rarely put a foot wrong, winning practically every one of his races as well as all the essential removal round deciders.

” It really feels incredible,” claimed Corniel. “This game has to do with concentration and emphasis, that’s one of the most crucial thing. I’m super-happy. It’s difficult to keep winning every race. I’ve been training actually hard, however so has every person else and also they might all win. The degree’s so high now.”

TT: R WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND PUMP KITE TROPHY

The females’s Pump Kite Trophy was won by Poland’s Oliwia Hlobuczek, that got the better of Russia’s Anna Fedorova and also Brazil’s Maria Beatriz Dos Santos Silva in hard-fought racing in moderate winds that ranged from 10kts to 16kts, periodically interfered with by unseasonal thundershowers.

But the spectacularly-quick TT: R downwind slalom layout, specially-developed for the YOG in Buenos Aires, has shown specifically preferred. 58 young athletes from 19 nations– females comprising 40 percent of the field– made the trip to Gizzeria to combat for glory.

It remained in the women’s “open” TT: R Worlds– disputed on any kind of kite and also any kind of twin-tip board– that the competition was fiercest, with any of the top 10 competitors capable of lifting the crown and also a share of the EUR10,000 prize money.

Perhaps the biggest loser was over night leader, Germany’s Alina Kornelli. She revealed just exactly how hard it could be to win despite 2 good days in the middle of the regatta. Her points’ lead receded away on the last day many thanks of two disqualifications for tangles that maintained her out of the elimination round deciders as well as placed her down to 5th total.

TT: R WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND PUMP KITE TROPHY

By contrast, early leader, France’s Poema Newland, had actually lost ground as the competition progressed, after a series of uneven getaways. However she regrouped and did enough on the final, strained day of racing to take the 2nd podium area, leapfrogging the United States’s double Formula Kite hydrofoil champ Daniela Moroz, who took third.

” It was so difficult because it was so backwards and forwards in the women’s department,” claimed Newland. “I was 4th generally previously on the last day and I actually didn’t wish to finish there once again. I constantly seem to end up fourth. So, I am actually pleased.”

RESULTS

TT: R WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND PUMP KITE TROPHY

Top 3 males TT: R Worlds (after eight elimination rounds, 3 discards):.
1. Florian Gruber (GER), 5pts.
2. Martin Dolenc (CRO), 8.5 pts.
3. Victor Bachichet (FRA), 14.5 pts.

TT: R WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND PUMP KITE TROPHY.

Top 3 women TT: R Worlds (after eight elimination rounds, three discards):.
1. Sofia Tomasoni (ITA), 10.9 pts.
2. Poema Newland (FRA), 13.5 pts.
3. Daniela Moroz (USA), 19pts.

TT: R WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND PUMP KITE TROPHY.

Leading three men Pump Kite Trophy (after eight removal rounds, three discards):.
1. Adeury Corniel (DOM), 6pts.
2. Lorenzo Calca├▒o (DOM), 16pts.
3. Cameron Maramenides (USA), 19pts.

TT: R WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND PUMP KITE TROPHY.

Top three women Pump Kite Trophy (after 16 races, 4 discards):.
1. Oliwia Hlobuczek (POL), 16pts.
2. Anna Fedorova (RUS), 20pts.
3. Maria Beatriz Dos Santos Silva (BRA), 28pts.

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