WKL Junior Champions 2017

WKL Junior Champions 2017

The children most certainly are the future of our sport and last week saw the World Kiteboarding League play host to the Junior Championship for riders from 8 to 18 at  St.Pere Pescador, Costa Brava, Spain.

The children most certainly are the future of our sport and last week saw the World Kiteboarding League play host to the Junior Championship for riders from 8 to 18 at  St.Pere Pescador, Costa Brava, Spain.

This is the first Junior event to be run by the WKL and follow the same format as the Elite League and Qualifier League.

The event was a huge success and for the girls saw two champions crowned and a lot of experience gained and fun had by all the riders as some cement their places for the future and other taste their first competition.

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Girls 8-14

  • 1st – Osaia Reding
  • 2nd – Mikaili Sol
  • 3rd – Matilda Roux
  • 4th – Anna Hashem

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 advantage and the first position for this category.

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Girls 15-18

  • 1st – Claudia Leon
  • 2nd – Pippa Van Iersel
  • 3rd – Sorsha Van der Ark
  • 4th – Raquel Osorio

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 Netherlands followed in second place who started her heat nicely with a powerful Backside 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.

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