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Richman and Pulido win Double Elimination at KPWT Morocco

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Day two of this fantastic event and all are excited to get back on the water and have another crack at the title in the double elimination. Skippers meeting started at 09h30 and riders were on the water for the first heat of the day just after 10h30.

The wind today was at an average of 17knots, but picked up in the afternoon to a little over 20 knots. Wind direction is north east, blowing down the West Coast from the Canary Islands, only 200 km away. As in the single elimination, 7 minute heats were run with 3 minute intermissions. The water was less choppy today, which made conditions perfect for the freestyle competition.

After some excellent performances yesterday by Jesse Richman (HAW, CABRINHA) and Leander Vyvey (BEL, JN), today was a day for Victor Borsuk (POL, NAISH). He lost in the first round of the single elimination, but fought his way to the semis in the double and faced Stefan Permien (GER, KITEFACTORY) in a closely contested heat. Both competitors were riding super well, but unfortunately only one of them can progress to face the Russian, Tyushkevich for the third spot on the podium. Borsuk settled for 5th spot, but what a strong performance by the Polish rider today!
Jesse faced Leander once more in the men’s final and what a well-contested final it was. Both riders took their 8 meter kites out and looked well powered to perform their moves, with a good combination of power and some cool old school tricks. Jesse came out top once again and won his first Freestyle title for the year on the KPWT.
For the ladies, Leticia Quesada (SPA, OZONE) was kiting well and faced Kriss Kinn (US, STRIBOG) for the third spot on the podium. Unfortunately for Quesada, Kinn was in no mood to give up her position and progressed into the next heat against Kari Schibevaag (NOR, OZONE). Unfortunately Gisela Pulido (SPA, AIRUSH) was once again too strong for the ladies and went on to take her fourth Freestyle Event for 2009. She is looking so smooth on the water, with her kite position low when performing her power moves and handlepasses that cannot be matched.

This evening, local sponsor, “LES BRASSERIES du MAROC”, have invited all riders and both teams to a party at 21h30 after dinner.
Free drinks will be sponsored by Heineken and Beaufort and will include Heineken beer of course and a local Moroccan Wine.

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