WORLD KITEBOARDING CHAMPIONSHIPS 1/2 FINAL Liam Whaley and Adeuri Corniel
Four powerful riders had us on the edge of our seats during the semi-finals yesterday, but it was Whaley and Corniel that passed through. Gianmaria Coccoluto performed incredibly, opening with a massive Backside 317 and followed it up with a Heart Attack 7 scoring 9.23 that left the crowds in a frenzy. It was incredibly well executed and really raised the bar during this difficult semi-final heat. Liam Whaley was going BIG and landed a fantastic Slim 7 that gave him the lead on the 5th trick attempt.
Adeuri Corniel from the Dominican Republic started with three strong tricks but two consecutive crashes put some pressure on him towards the end of the heat. He needed to land some good tricks if he wanted to get into the finals. Meanwhile, Kalu de Sousa was landing trick after trick, but not managing to go as big or as powered as we have seen from him in previous days.
Whaley, Corniel and Coccoluto had almost even pointed up until the very last trick attempt. Coccoluto came so close to a spot in the final, but he crashed his final attempt and it sadly cost him the spot, but what an amazing performance for this Italian rider. Liam Whaley took the win for this incredible semi-final, followed by Adeuri Corniel. Make sure you tune it for the final, today!
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