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2014 Formula Kite Asian Championships Day 4


Spectators were able to enjoy a spectacular scene on the Qanat Quartier beach, The Pearl Qatar, yesterday afternoon. From 3pm, kites began to fly, transforming the sky into a rainbow of colours. With music flowing, beach games in action, and the addition of Kiteboard races, the scene was a splendid platform for sport activity.

Both men fleet racing and women fleet racing have completed the required 3 races each to qualify the event as an international championship, the first to be held in the Gulf region. Final races will continue tomorrow to close the championship.

Steph Bridge (GBR, North) maintained her lead of the women’s fleet , followed closely by Elena Kalinina (RUS, UC/Elf) and Jade O’conner (IRL, TMV/ Ozone). For the Men’s, Oliver Bridge (GBR, North) took first place, with Florian Gruber (GER , Ozone / TMV) coming a close second and Florian Truttel (SPA, Moviestar / IFINS) took third place.

Racing continues tomorrow with the Medal Series for the top 10 men and top 10 women, if conditions allow, before the 2014 champions will be crowned at the evening ceremony in the Grand Hyatt Hotel.



1) Oliver Bridge (GBR, North)                                     4 Points

2) Florian Gruber (GER, Ozone / TMV)                         8 Points

3) Florian Trittel (SPA, ML/ Elf)                                  10 Points

4) Riccardo Leccese (ITA, ML/Ozone)                         12 Points

5) Mario Calbucci (ITA, TMV/Elf)                                 17 Points


1) Stephanie Bridge (GBR, North)                               5 Points

2) Elena Kalinina (RUS, Elf / TMV)                                8 Points

3) Anastasia Akopova (RUS, ML/Ozone)                     16 Points

4) Jade O’Connor (IRL, UC/Ozone)                             18 Points

5) Astrid Berz (SUI, ML/Ozone)                                  18 Points

Full results can be seen at

The Video Highlights of Day 4 can be found here:

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite


KiteFoil Open


TT:R Open


TT:R Youth



male Nicolas Parlier  France      male Maxime Nocher  France      male Florian Gruber  Germany      male Benoit Gomez  France      male Robert Douglas  United-States  
female Daniela Moroz  United-States     female Elena Kalinina  Russia     female Sofia Tomasoni  Italy     female Sofia Tomasoni  Italy     female Mandi Browning  United-States  

   Top Rankings SnowKite

Racing Ski


Racing Snowboard


Long Distance Ski


Long Distance Snowboard

male Ilya Gibadullin  Russia                   male Artem Renev  Russia                  male Florian Gruber  Germany      male Igor Zakhartsev  Russia   
female Cristina Corsi  Italy       female Chanti van Boxtel  Netherlands      female Cristina Corsi  Italy      female Chanti van Boxtel  Netherlands