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Tight battle in three divisions for coveted YOG qualifier spots

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:28 pm
by Toby
IKA News:

Tight battle in three divisions for coveted YOG qualifier spots, while Lou Marin seems to secure a spot for Dominican Republic

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Contestants from around the world rocked the Cabarete beaches again today in what was another exciting and successful day of Youth Olympic Trials. The weather did not disappoint – it was a beautiful sunny day.

Racing kicked off at 3:30 this afternoon local time. Riders brought their A game, causing shifts in the rankings in the North American/Caribbean boys division as Lorenzo Calcano of the Dominican Republic knocked Jacob Olivier and Cameron Maramenides, both of the U.S.A. into a tie for third respectively, while Tiger Tyson maintained his firm grip on first place.

On the girls’ side Lou Marin held confidently onto the top spot with her consistently strong performance the first day continuing. Paula Herrmann and Faviola Collazo-Velez maintained their second and third place spots, showing everyone they have what it takes to compete at this level.

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In the South American boys’ division, Argentina’s Geronimo Lutteral held on to the top spot for the second day in a row as he had another stellar day of racing with multiple first place finishes giving him a strong hold on first place going into the final hours of competition.

His fellow Argentinian teammate, Martin Errazquin–Calderon made a big jump in the rankings from fifth place at the end of Wednesday to second place as we wrapped up competition this Thursday. This resulted in Anthar Racca of Mexico and Adalberto Gomez of Mexico dropping to third and fourth places.

The South American girls had some of the most intense heats of the groups, staying within meters of each other in all of today’s races, but never overtaking – leaving Wednesday’s rankings intact.

Competitors will have another chance to improve their scores and work their way up the leaderboard tomorrow as the finalists, those who will be able to refer to themselves as Olympic athletes, emerge. We've already seen many shifts in rankings so it is entirely possible there could be more jockey-ing for the top spots to come, and more exciting outcomes for these young riders. Tomorrow is another day of kiting in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, and especially on this day, anything is possible.


North America / Caribbean BOYS
1. Tiger Tyson (ANT) - 8 pts
2. Cameron Maramenides (USA) - 9 pts
3. Adeuri Corniel (DOM) - 11 pts

North America / Caribbean GIRLS
1. Lou Marin (DOM) - 5 pts
2. Paula Herrmann (DOM) 9 pts
3. Faviola Collazo-Velez (PUR) - 12 pts

South / Central America BOYS
1. Geronimo Lutteral (ARG) - 5 pts
2. Martin Errazquin Caldern (ARG) - 11 pts
3. Manoel Soares Dos Santos Neto (BRA) - 15 pts

South / Central America GIRLS
1. Ona Romani (ARG) - 6 pts
2. Adela Mendoza (ARG) - 10 pts
3. Maria Valentina Alvarez Villarroel (VEN) - 11 pts

Full rankings and live elimination ladders with scoring:

YOG qualification events

North and South America: Cabarette, DOM, 15-20 January 2018
Europe and Africa: Dakhla, MAR, 20-25 February 2018
Asia and Oceania: Pranburi, THA, 13-18 March 2018
2018 TT:R Youth Slalom World Championships: Boao, CHN, 03-08 May 2018 (TBC)

Re: Tight battle in three divisions for coveted YOG qualifier spots

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:31 pm
by Toby
I heard from an accident where a dominican girl lost two fingers...

Two girls tangled and the Dominican shouted to the other to not relaunch the kite...since she had lines tangled around two fingers...but she didn't listen.

Really sad story.

But the more I hope she can continue to race and make it to at the end it would turn out positive for her and give her the support she needs.

Good luck!!!

Re: Tight battle in three divisions for coveted YOG qualifier spots

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:02 am
by longwhitecloud
Jayzuz. If that is true that is so messed up!

Kind of what might happen when you invent a new sport format for Olympic advertising revenue and send out a bunch of super inexperienced ( in some cases they have never raced this new invention before in others they are not far off beginners) youth that have been taught to keep their distance. Basic kiteboarding 123. And now they are being asked to go for gold where keeping your distance will not result in gold.

You are first class fools IKA pulling the wool over the eyes of IOC /world sailing since ages ago with your blatent inexperience.

Get well soon girl! Read the Bethany Hamilton book for inspiration!

Re: Tight battle in three divisions for coveted YOG qualifier spots

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:21 pm
by Toby
This must be her!

Re: Tight battle in three divisions for coveted YOG qualifier spots

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:37 pm
by longwhitecloud
Jeez that isn't what you want to be dealing with at her age, or any age.