GKA Kite World Cup Neom (KSA) 2022 - Day 2 - Best Of

GKA Kite World Cup Neom (KSA) 2022 - Day 2 - Best Of

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Published 21 October 2022

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The second day of the Qatar Airways GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup in Saudi Arabia, Neom offered riders a real mix of conditions: A mix of very challenging winds in the morning, which gradually died down and became perfect freestyle conditions at the end of the day when the men's quarterfinal round was completed.
Making it through as top performers in the men’s division, we can’t look past the Brazilians Manoel Soares and Carlos Mario, clearly at home in these lagoon and warm wind conditions. They were the only two riders to break 30 point heat scores – with relentlessly smooth technicality. Just before the Brazilians ended the day on a high, yesterday's challenger, Gianmaria Coccoluto, held off Arthur Guillebert, Adeuri Corniel and Robin Goetebuer in his quarterfinal. Swiss star Maxime Chabloz was challenged in the quarterfinals by German Finn Flugal, who is only 13 years old. The young teenager put up an impressive fight, but failed to reach the 5.90 on his seventh and final trick attempt, which he needed to put Maxime under pressure again and secure second place.

In the women's event, Bruna Kajiya achieved the highest score of the day (22.73) and won the first round thanks to an amazingly close chance just before the end, which she somehow held on to with 7.30 points! Nathalie Lambrecht unfortunately lost to Bruna in this round, but managed to beat Alexandra Torres and Estefania Rosa in her subsequent individual round and was the second highest scorer of the day with 19.33.

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