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Kitefoil Europeans 2019

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Anoc World Beach Games 2019

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From 10 – 16 October the ANOC World Beach Games 2019 took place in Doha – Qatar 🇶🇦: An International beach / multi-sport event, organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees.  1240 Athletes from 97 countries, competing in 14 different disciplines: on the beach, in the water and action sports. Kitefoil Racing with its 40 competitors is one of those disciplines. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mariska Qualified herself and the Netherlands for this event on her first worlds last May in Italy. Without any expectations or training she ended high enough on the world ranking to be one of the 20 kitefoiling woman. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As part of #teamnl 🦁🇳🇱 she has been representing the Dutch in the kitefoiling discipline at Katara Beach last week, together with Katja (coach). Racing with skyscrapers at the background in 38 degrees and 30 degrees of water is already something new. The first two days were about qualifying and the last day reserved for the semifinals and finals.  Shifty, super light (5-8 knots) and patchy wind made it difficult for everyone (18-21m + weather). The first day she managed to get a 10th place. The second day is a bit harder, but Mariska made her way through to the semifinals.  Ending the event on a 14th place.  After all a good result with the training hours done. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Looking back at a great international event and another new experience to not forget! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congrats to Florian Gruber (GER) and Daniela Moroz (USA) for winning the Gold! 🥇 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 : Ika / @alexschwarz.p ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #worldbeachgames2019 #teamnlinsta #kitefoiling #hydrofoiling #racing #kitesurfing #doha #beachgames #qatar #katarabeach

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