TwinTip Racing Slalom Youth Worlds - Final Day

Victors of both the boys and girls titles at the TwinTip:Racing (TT:R) Slalom Youth World Champions sealed their wins with dominant performances China’s tropical Hainan Island.

The Dominican Republic’s Deuri Corniel was almost untouchable in the high-octane races, capturing the title with room to spare.

If anything, Spain’s Nina Font Castells grabbed the girls’ title with a display that was even more consistent, taking four straight elimination deciders from the six that were squeezed into the three days of racing.

The event also doubled as the final qualification event for the upcoming Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.

In landing their world titles, Corniel and Font Castells also earned their nations a coveted spot at the games in Buenos Aires in October when kiteboarding’s first Olympic Youth medals will be awarded.

Three other slots each for boys and girls were also secured at the Youth Worlds. The boys’ places were won by China’s Haoran Zhang, Croatia’s Martin Dolenc, and France’s Benoit Gomez.

Italy’s Sofia Tomasoni second podium spot earned her country a YOG slot, as did China’s Kewen Li and France’s Poema Newland, who finished third and fourth respectively.

Germany's Alina Kornelli posted a second in Dakhla for a YOG place, while Thailand will get a place at the YOG after Nichanan Rodthong took a third spot in Pranburi.

TOP FIVE BOYS (after six eliminations, two discards):
1. Deuri Corniel (DOM), 4pts
2. Haoran Zhang (CHN), 11.5pts
3. Lorenzo Calcano (DOM), 14pts
4. Martin Dolenc (CRO), 19pts
5. Benoit Gomez (FRA), 20pts

TOP FIVE GIRLS (after six eliminations, two discards):
1. Nina Font Castells (ESP), 4pts
2. Sofia Tomasoni (ITA), 13.5pts
3. Kewen Li (CHN), 19pts
4. Poema Newland (FRA), 19pts
5. Alice Ruggiu (ITA), 21pts

Youth Olympic Games qualifying nations, boys:
Dominican Republic

Youth Olympic Games qualifying nations, girls:

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