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Shared podiums on the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding Grand Slam Leucate

With no more wind on the final day of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding Grand Slam Leucate, Mario, Pastor, Zoon and Spiessberger ended up equal first in the men's draw, whilst in the women's draw, Kajiya, Valesa, Novotna, Rosa, Whitely and Van Westerop all take to the podium for a tied first place.

podium men

This obviously isn’t an ideal situation for the riders, but sometimes these things cannont be helped. It will be interesting to see how this affects the rankings and mindset of the riders for the following events to come.

podium women

Results 2016 Leucate Kiteboarding Grand Slam:

Men:
1. Zoon (NED, Slingshot)
    Pastor (ESP, Airush)
    Spiessberger (AUT, North)
    Mario (BRA, Slingshot)
5. Whaley (ESP, Cabrinha)
    Tonijuan (ESP, F-One)
    Serin (FRA, Naish)
    Martinez (DOM, Da Silva)

Women:
1.  van Westerop (ARU, -)
    Kajiya (BRA, Airush)
    Novotna (CZE, North)
    Whiteley (GBR, Best)
    Rosa (BRA, Cabrinha)
    Valesa (FRA, F-One)
7. Vieira (BRA, Gin)
    Bagnoli (ITA, North)

IKA Kiteboarding World Championships Overall standings after two rounds:

Men:
1.    Carlos Mario (BRA, Slingshot), 2000 pts
2.    Youri Zoon (NED, Slingshot), 1915 pts
3.    Alex Pastor (ESP, Airush), 1855 pts
4.    Stefan Spiessberger (AUT, North), 1615 pts
5.    David Tonijuan (ESP, F-One), 1510 pts
5.    Paul Serin (FRA, Naish), 1510 pts

Women:
1.    Bruna Kajiya (BRA, Airush), 1915 pts
2.    Annabel van Westerop (ARU, -), 1855 pts
3.    Paula Novotna (CZE, North), 1755 pts
4.    Hannah Whiteley (GBR, Best), 1675 pts
5.    Estefania Rosa (BRA, Cabrinha), 1615 pts
5.    Pauline Valesa (FRA, F-One), 1615 pts

The third round of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships is scheduled to be held in Dakhla, Morocco, from 17 to 23 of June, 2016.

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