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2017 WKL Kiteboarding World Cup Season – 27 min video recap

2017 WKL Kiteboarding World Cup Season – 27 min video recap

 

Here is a recap video about the 2017 WKL (World Kiteboarding League) season.
 
The riders competed to the maximum of their possibilities, giving life to a fantastic championship. The Organization was perfect.

 

The 2017 WKL Freestyle men ranking

WKL 2017 ranking 2

1st Place – Carlos Mario – Brazil

“At the beginning of the championship which was in France I worried because I had an injury in my arm and was able to compete but I did not train beforehand, and I was surprised with my performance. Texel and Turkey were important for me to see new places to practice kitesurfing and make new friends. Egypt is a special place for me where my performance is always great. At this stop I was very well trained and the heats were historical for all lovers of kiteboarding, so I will consider this moment unforgettable for the rest of my life. I really liked the structure of the events, the new format of the riders dispute in the water that gives more excitement to the spectators. The use of live stream of rounds and points has changed the real-time disclosure of the sport and with that the sport is more recognized. The Brazilian stop is special for me because it is at home and I wanted to give fans of the sport more of a historical background. It was not possible because the main actor, the wind, did not show up! I know how difficult it is to organize such an event in Brazil and we have done our best. I thank the organization of Brazil, the WKL , the riders, my family and all the people and this title I offer in special to my mentor Maurício Abreu and all of Slingshot Kite. Now it is my dream that for 2018 everyone will unite in freestyle kiteboarding. Happy new year in 2018.” Carlos Mario – 2017 World Champion

2nd Place – Liam Whaley – Spain

“I’m so happy to finish the season in 2nd place. It’s been amazing competing against these guys. Im looking forward to 2018 and competing again. Thanks to all of my sponsors and family for their support.” Liam Whaley  

3rd Place – Set Teixeira – Brazil 

“I’m feeling very good after my best year in the tour, getting a proud result for myself. My training days in the water and in the gym, working with good people that are involved with kiteboarding is important for my athlete career. I’m always grateful to my sponsors for the support making my objectives possible! My main objective is always do better every year with my projects. Training for the tour next year and i will work with more people that will make my year a huge one! Thanks to the wkl tour and all the people that are involved in making our tour better every year! My objective is always do better every year with my projects. Training for the tour next year and i will work with more people that will make my year a huge one! Thanks to the WKL tour and all the people that are involved in making our tour better every year!” Set Teixeira 

 

The 2017 WKL Freestyle women ranking

WKL 2017 ranking

1st Place – Bruna Kajiya – Brazil 

“I am so happy winning my third World Title. It’s been incredible, and I never dreamed I would get so far. I feel so fortunate to be doing what I love, what I have so much passion for, and to be able to do it well and share that with other people is amazing.” Bruna Kajiya – 2017 World Champion

2nd Place – Annabel van Westerop – Netherlands

Annabel van Westerop 

“Finishing 2nd in the World…. words can’t explain how grateful I am. Competing the past few years has been such a special journey and I can’t believe I have been able to make such an improvement again this year, making it from 3rd place last year, to 2nd this year! It is more challenging than ever to do well and this motivates me even more to keep stepping it up and make my dreams come true.” Annabel van Westerop 

3rd Place – Francesca Bagnoli – Italy 

“This is was an awesome year for me. I’ve always dreamt to be one of the top riders in the world and finally, after all the training and sacrifices, my dream came true. I still cannot believe that I’m sharing the podium with 2 amazing girls and strong riders as Bruna and Annabel. I didn’t expect that from my first year in the elite league but all the hard work paid off. Thanks to that result next year I’m still able to compete in the elite league and I’m even more motivated to improve my riding and do better in competition.” Francesca Bagnoli

 

 

 2017 WKL Kiteboarding World Cup Season – 27 min video recap

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