VKWC Venezuela Women’s Freestyle results

VKWC Venezuela Women's Freestyle Kitesurf Results

VKWC Venezuela Women's Freestyle Kitesurf Results

1st Karolina Winkowska, 2nd Bruna Kajiya, 3rd Gisela Pulido


Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC) second stop saw a thrilling day of kiteboarding with freestyle male and female finals at Isla de Coche in Venezuela on Friday. Under a blazing sun and with constant wind blowing 18 knots reigning world champion Karolina Winkowska (PL) as well as current number one Liam Whaley (ES) claimed their respective second victories on the trot.

WOMEN’S MINI-FINAL
Gisela Pulido (ES) vs. Annelous Lammerts (NL)

A stiff competition saw Gisela Pulido putting pressure on Annelous Lammerts by landing solid moves right after the horn. Nine-time world champion showed no mercy as she had to grab points after losing in an epic semi-final against her biggest opponent Karolina Winkowska on Wednesday. But Annelous did not get flustered and answered back with some consistent tricks as well. That said, the Spanish champion won with a commanding lead over Annelous sealing the deal by pulling off more powered tricks.

WOMEN’S FINAL
Karolina Winkowska (PL) vs. Bruna Kajiya (BR)

2009 world champion Bruna Kajiya was on form during this second leg of VKWC and mastered most of her heats until the final against the fierce competitor Karolina Winkowska. Both riders kicked off the heat pretty well but soon Karolina set the tone delivering several strong moves, showcasing her strength and commitment. Bruna fought hard performing powerful manoeuvres but lacked consistency and could not match Karolina’s well-constructed heat. Winkowska is clearly hunting for the world title and dominated the competition.

Karolina Winkowska: “It’s awesome! It always feels awesome to win. It is what I work for and what I compete for. It’s the best thing ever. Bruna is one of my biggest opponents so I knew I had to go big and try really hard tricks because she’s a really tough competitor. I didn’t see what she was doing because I’m always so concentrated on my stuff but I was hoping for the best. I was so happy when they announced the results!”

Bruna Kajiya: “The spot here is really perfect and I had an interesting heat with Karolina. I think we were both overpowered and I was trying to go as big as possible with nothing else on my mind. I crashed quite a lot but I’m happy for giving it a try and I’m really happy with some of the tricks I landed. So yeah, stoked!”

Here’s the highlight video from the finals:

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