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2020 Formula Kite Individual European Championships - Day 3

by Nancy Gillen / insidethegames.biz 22 Aug 15:20 BST 18-23 August 2020
2020 Formula Kite Individual European Championships - Day 3 © Eureka / Dominik Kalamus

France's Axel Mazella maintained his dominance on the third day of the Formula Kite Individual European Championships in Puck.

Following two days of competition, the men's event was split into two fleets, with the top 33 athletes contesting the gold fleet of a discipline due to make its Olympic debut at Paris 2024.

Mazella continued his impressive run, triumphing in all four races (plus two carry forward scores) to top the leaderboard with six points.

Compatriot Maxime Nocher is second on 14.0 points after recording two third place finishes, two second place finishes and a fourth place finish.

His 12th place finish was discarded as his worst result of the day.

Toni Vodisek of Slovenia broke up the French dominance by placing third on 17.0 points, having finished fourth three times and third and second in his remaining races.

The men's gold flight races are set to continue tomorrow.

Competition is set to continue tomorrow before the medal races on Sunday.

Four races were completed in the women's contest, with Polish teenagers Julia Damasiewicz and Magdalena Woyciechowska staying at the top of the leaderboard.

Damasiewicz triumphed twice before finishing second, with a fifth place finish discarded as one of her worst results, giving her 13 points.

Woyciechowska trails her on 24.8, having recorded one third place and two second place finishes.

In third place is Britain's Ellie Aldridge, who enjoyed a successful run of results to achieve a total of 28.5 points.

She won today's opening race, before finishing third, third again and second.

Competition is due to continue in the Polish resort tomorrow, with the medal races for the top 14 men's and women's athletes scheduled for Sunday (August 23).

Top five men after four final series races (one discard)

1. Axel Mazella (FRA) - 6 pts
2. Maxime Nocher (FRA) - 11 pts
3. Toni Vodisek (SLO) - 17 pts
4. Theo De Ramecourt (FRA) - 18 pts
5. Nico Parlier (FRA) - 20 pts

Top five women after 12 races (three discards)
1. Julia Damasiewicz (POL) - 13 pts
2. Magdalena Woyciechowska (POL) - 24.8 pts
3. Ellie Aldridge (GBR) - 28.5 pts
4. Leonie Meyer (GER) - 31 pts
5. Lauriane Nolot (FRA) - 37 pts

Full results (updated live during racing) can be found at www.formulakite.org

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