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Kitefoiling: Singapore’s Maximilian Maeder clinches World Crusing Youth (Below-19) C’ships, Sport Information & High Tales

Kitefoiling: Singapore’s Maximilian Maeder clinches World Crusing Youth (Below-19) C’ships, Sport Information & High Tales

SINGAPORE – After overcoming a rocky begin to the World Crusing Youth (Below-19) World Championships, Singaporean kitefoiler Maximilian Maeder sailed to victory in 14 of the remaining 17 races, clinching the boys’s Formulation Kite title a day earlier than the competitors ended.

Going into the ultimate two races in Oman on Friday (Dec 17), Maximilian had 14 nett factors, forward of Italy’s Riccardo Pianosi (25) and Russia’s Mikhail Novikov (30), making it mathematically not possible for them to overhaul him.

Maximilian ultimately completed with 16 nett factors whereas Pianosi (30) and Novikov (35) have been second and third respectively.

He was happy with the victory and added that his subsequent space of focus is consistency.

“The objective is and all the time was for me to push out the restrict of the doable and pursue mastery in my sport,” he mentioned.

“For me, outcomes only a pure consequence of development. I really feel races are gained lengthy earlier than the occasions, patiently coaching and making ready all of the little particulars to eradicate sources of errors and mishaps.”

The win concludes a stellar yr for {the teenager}, 15, wherein he gained the Formulation Kite Youth (U19) World Championships and European Championships. He additionally rose to the highest of the boys’s world rankings in September and completed fifth in October’s Formulation Kite World Championships.

He’s aiming to compete on the Paris 2024 Olympics and mentioned these outcomes imply he’s heading in the right direction. He added: “It additionally reveals that the extraordinary battle between the younger riders … may be very stimulating.

“We’re pushing one another so onerous that we now have began to … find yourself on the podiums of the boys’s occasions just like the final European Championship in France or the World Championship in Italy. And all this in a spirit of friendship and having enjoyable collectively, it is nice.”

Maximilian truly had a difficult begin to this week’s occasion in Mussanah, crashing and failing to complete the primary race.

He recovered to complete fourth within the second and dominated the remaining legs, sealing the title with two races to spare.

Whereas he plans to coach in Mexico and Croatia subsequent yr, he’ll now spend the remainder of the yr along with his household at residence in Switzerland and is wanting ahead to having fun with the snow and his mom’s cooking.

“She is already stocking up on all of the components for the vacation feast.

“I’ll get to eat by means of my checklist of favourites and cravings like curry puffs, hen rice, prata and hen curry,” mentioned Maximilian, who’s home-schooled.

Windsurfers Jayson Tan and Angel Seah have been additionally in motion. Each have been making their debut on the competitors and Jayson completed sixteenth of 18 whereas Angel was twelfth of 17 windsurfers.

Jayson, 15, mentioned: “This was undoubtedly an ideal studying and eye-opening expertise for me being uncovered to the excessive ranges of competitors.”

Angel, 18, who’s hoping to signify Singapore on the 2023 SEA Video games, added: “Over the previous week, I’ve learnt to watch and choose up new abilities and methods from different higher sailors. I’ve additionally realised the significance of tenacity – to by no means surrender and shortly choose your self up in case you rating badly, to deal with the following race and enhance from there.”

Singapore Crusing Federation basic supervisor Chung Pei Ming was in Oman with the sailors and mentioned Maximilian’s end result was an effective way to finish the yr.

He added: “Resulting from all of the restrictions and challenges led to by Covid-19, many junior and youth applications have been slowed down.

“It is extremely lucky that Angel and Jayson additionally acquired to affix the occasion as taking part in these occasions not solely checks your stage towards the remaining, however permits the athletes to deliver residence precious info, greatest practices and new sparring contacts.”

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