World Kiteboarding Championship First Event in Akyaka, Turkey

World Kiteboarding Championship First Event in Akyaka, Turkey

And it is a wrap for the very first WKC Freestyle event that took place in Akyaya, Turkey from the 4th to 9th of September. The event was a real success with a great weather and wind conditions and a high kiteboarding freestyle level with very talented riders coming from all around the world.

And it is a wrap for the very first WKC Freestyle event that took place in Akyaya, Turkey from the 4th to 9th of September.

The event was a real success with a great weather and wind conditions and a high kiteboarding freestyle level with very talented riders coming from all around the world.

Women's podium - WKC - KiteSista

In the Women’s final the young Mikaili Sol wasted no time at all, opening with a Heart Attack that scored her 8.7 points, followed by a Slim5 scoring an astounding 9.5 points. But she didn’t stop there, throwing out a KGB that gave her 9.83, there was no doubt that this young superstar was worthy of the win, claiming the 1st position here in Akyaka.

Mikaili Sol  - WKC Akyaka - KiteSista

Rider: Mikaili Sol

Paula Novotna from the Czech Republic is a powerful and strong athlete with more competition experience than her opponents. She clearly had her eye on a podium spot from the start, and she launched into each trick with speed and determination, finishing her heat with a 9.07 score for her Heart Attack, launching her into 2nd place.

Paula Novotna  - WKC Akyaka - KiteSista

Rider: Paula Novotna

Francesca Bagnoli from Italy came so close, and locked down the last podium spot after stomping many impressive tricks including a good Hinterberger Mobe. She finishes this event in 3rd place. Newcomer Claudia Leon held her ground extremely well during the final, despite crashing two trick attempts. She landed an impressive Slimchance and S-Bend to Blind, riding with great style. She finished the event in 4th place, a great result for her first WKC Elite Championship.

Claudia Leon  - WKC Akyaka - KiteSista

Rider: Claudia Leon

Women's podium

1st Mikaili Sol
2nd Paula Novotna
3rd Francesca Bagnoli
4th Claudia Leon

The next stop of the WKC will take place at Dakhla Spirit in Morocco from the 3rd to the 5th of November for Qualifiers and from the 6th to the 10th November for the Elite League.

We cannot wait to see some more of incredible level of freestyle riding that keeps evolving each year.

Mikaili Sol & Paula Novotna

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