Red Bull King of the Air 2018
“Today everything just came together and it’s like a dream come true,” the 2009 World Freestyle Champ and 2014 Red Bull King of the Air winner commented afterward. Langeree, who missed out on the 2017 event due to an injury, is only the second rider ever to have won two King of the Air titles. “To win it again is just a magical feeling,” he said.
“The move to Kite Beach was the best thing ever,” Langeree said, “It gave us as riders the opportunity to show our moves and it was definitely a day I won’t easily forget,” he said.
“Conditions were good,” said Sportive Director, Sergio Cantagalli of the finals day. “The wind, combined with the good swell gave the riders the chance to perform and that was our main goal.”
“We saw some new names and this is very important to us,” he added. “We also saw some high scores and new moves and there was a lot of energy.”
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From 2018 kitesurfing will be Olympic sport.
With the year 2018 begins a new era of kitesurfing, the participants finally will be able to show their achievements during the Youth Olympic Games. Until finally everything is approved, but already scheduled meeting on this issue between the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and representatives of the International Olympic Committee.
According to the Mirco Babini (chapters of the Association of kiteboarding IKA) special concerns that the proposal of the отклонят – no, most likely at the meeting of the проговорят all subtleties of the vote and approve the rules. Meeting on the implementation of the kitesurfing in Olympic sports will be held in early June, i.e. the days have already become known results.
The competitions will take part 12 boys and 12 girls from different countries, from one country can speak two different participant – in the female and male category. Selected applicants for participation will be from existing world champions, who have received awards in other competitions.
Bearing in mind that the competitions are held among the younger generation kitesurfers, candidates must be under the age of 15 and not older than 18 years. The application can apply to everyone who was born with 01/01/2000 to 31/12/2003.
The Olympic competitions will take place as well as the race “Formula of kite” held in 2014 in Abu Dhabi. In the opinion of the Mirko, at the moment this is the most sophisticated and proven option, possibly in the future will be added the change, but the first race will be held on the scenario worked. The race itself Youth Olympic Games will be held in Buenos Aires.
In addition, the kitesurfers will be able to participate at the World Beach Games in Sochi, which will be held in 2019-m and perhaps in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which will take place in 2020. How will pass these competitions is yet unknown. According to the organizers, they will all the features of the upcoming Youth Olympic Games. They will become the prototype of all the rest, they also finally decide to make a limit the course or technology perform jumps.