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World Rankings Update, Entry deadline for the Kiteracing Worlds

Following a busy summer in Europe with a couple of PKRA freestyle/slalom events and the recently held European Kiteracing Championships, the world rankings have been updated to reflect the latest standings as of 9th August 2013.

Due to injuries of some of the top riders, the situation in both the mens and womens freestyle fleet has become quite relaxed, with Alex Pastor (ESP/Airush) having a clear lead over Mark Jacobs (NZL/Switch) and the injured defending world champions Youri Zoon (NED/Best). In the womens fleet, Karolina Winkowska (POL/Slingshot) still has a minimal lead over Gisela Pulido (ESP/Best), but is injured as well as Bruna Kayija (BRA/Airush).

With the registration deadline for the 2013 Kiteracing World Championships approaching fast, the rankings will see one more update after the last qualification event - Cork OCR regatta in Canada - on the 26th of August. Currently leading the mens fleet is Riccardo Leccese (ITA/Ozone/ML) ahead of Florian Gruber (GER/North) and Adam Koch (USA/Ozone/ML). In the womens division, Steph Bridge (GBR/North) has defended her lead over Katja Roose (NED/Airush) and defending world champion Erika Heineken (USA/Ozone/ML).

150 competitors - 123 men and 27 women - are registered so far for the World Championships held in Hainan Island/China later this year. With only 105 places for the mens fleet freely available (10 places are reserved for regional wildcards and 5 places for injury wildcards), already 18 riders are placed on the waiting list. Make sure your name is listed at  http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/index.php/course-racing/events/upcoming-major-events-registration/world-championships/list-of-applications before the registration deadline on August 26, late registrations will only be accepted by special approval and if places become free on the waiting list.

Places to the waiting list will be given to the riders initially placed on August 26 in order of their world ranking position, and thereafter by entry date.

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite (Foil)

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Slalom

 

Speed

male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom                 male Maxime Nocher  Monaco                 male Narapichit Pudla  Thailand                 male Robert Douglas  United-States   
female Stephanie Bridge   United-Kindom      female Elena Kalinina  Russia      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Matchu Lopez  Cape-Verde                  male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Estefania Rosa  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Karolina Winkowska  Poland   

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