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    WKC Dakhla - Elite Championship - Final Day

      Events

    3rd to 5th of November Qualifier Championships
    6th to 10th of November Elite Championships

     

    The finals for both the Men and Women were held today at Dakhla Spirit, with perfect conditions for the last day of Competition in Morocco.

     

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    1). 2018 WKC Elite Championship in Dakhla, Morocco.

     

    Women’s Final

     

    The level of riding from all 4 female finalists was incredible throughout this heat, showing how female freestyle is evolving rapidly throughout each event. Paula Novotna had a storming start to the final, opening with a powered Backside 313. She followed it up with an impressive Heart Attack scoring 8.43 points. The Czech rider was clearly on good form today for this final, and had her eye on a podium spot from the start. She had a good lead for the start of the heat until Mikaili Sol Landed a massive 8.67 Back Mobe and shot up to the first position. Therese Taabbel landed an incredible Slim Chance scoring 7.87 points for her 5th attempt. Francesca Bagnoli from Italy worked her way through her attempts gradually, and ended her heat with an outstanding Hinterberger Mobe scoring her 9.33 and placing her in 2nd position, just 0.01 points behind Mikaili Sol!

     

    The Women’s Final results were:

     

    • 1st Mikaili Sol – Brazil
    • 2nd Francesca Bagnoli – Italy
    • 3rd Paula Novotna – Czech Republic
    • 4th Therese Taabbell – Denmark

     

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    2). 2018 WKC Elite Championship in Dakhla, Morocco.

     

    Men’s Final

     

    What an exceptional men’s final we witnessed in Dakhla today! All four athletes were going massive and truly taking advantage of the Dakhla freestyle conditions. Adeuri Corniel from the Dominican Republic was on fire from the get go. Each trick he performed with even more height and power, his Slim 7 scoring him 9.3 points. Current World Champion Carlos Mario put on an exceptional performance as always, landing a perfect 10 for his Heart Attack 7 on his third trick attempt. Set Teixeira from Brazil landed some clean tricks with amazing execution such as his Heart Attack 5 and his 317. It was a tough heat for young talent Maxime Chabloz, who couldn’t quite ride the heat he wanted today, and he had to settle with a Backside 315 as his top score. It was once again an epic final that saw all athletes performing at their highest level.

     

    The Men’s Final Results:

     

    • 1st – Carlos Mario – Brazil
    • 2nd – Adeuri Corniel – Dominican Republic
    • 3rd – Set Teixeira – Brazil

     

    The finals for both the Men and Women were live broadcast on Bein sports, as well as live on facebook and youtube with Extreme and World Sailing.

     

    The prize giving ceremony was held in the afternoon in Dakhla city, with the presence of all athletes, crew and government officials.

     

    WKC Dakhla was a hugely successful event, and the WKC would like to thank Dakhla Spirit and Soufiane Hamaini for hosting this event, as well as all the other sponsors and partners.

     

    The third stop of the WKC is coming up on the 19th of November at Duro Beach, Cumbuco, Brazil. See you there!

     

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