GKA Kite World Cup Neom (KSA) 2022 - Day 3 - Best Of

GKA Kite World Cup Neom (KSA) 2022 - Day 3 - Best Of

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Published 22 October 2022

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2021 World Champion Arthur Guillebert put on one of the best performances we’ve ever seen from him, not only locking Maxime Chabloz from the final, but he also kept the two in-form Brazilians at bay. Guillebert pulled out the highest heat score of the day in the second semi-final with all four of his counting scores in the high 8 point range. Current tour leader Manoel Soares is a definite contender here and followed Guillebert through to the final in second. The Brazilian stomped a 9 point score for his near perfect heart attack 7 and only lost the lead to the Frenchman in the very final stages of the heat. Chabloz and Mario found themselves in the unusual position of not qualifying for the final. Colombian Juan Rodriguez continues his hot form and won the other semifinal thanks to a constant barrage of tricks, loaded with height and power. Gianmaria Coccoluto couldn’t quite match the Colombian’s scores, but also qualified for the final. Bruna Kajiya has been the leading contender in the women’s so far and for the second day in a row was the highest heat scorer. Easing her way into final, she led her semi-final from the start. Mikaili Sol won the second semi-final, but had to dig into a different skillset as the winds had really dropped back by then. Although the current champion was forced to ride with a higher kite than normal to find power, she also reached the final in full command. Semi-final runners-up who also qualify for final are Spaniards Rita Arnaus and Claudia Leon.

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