Racing at the 2013 Asian Windsurfing Championships has concluded. The whole team at Hong Kong Windsurfing has done a great job in hosting a very successful event and everyone is looking forward to the prize presentation ceremony. [more]
The final day was disastrous for Feng Cacheng from China. At the top of the Techno 293 Youth Boys’ leaderboard, 5 points clear of his rival Huang Hong going into the last day, hopes of glory were shattered by posting a 9th and 11th in the final two races to finish the championship in fourth position. Huang Hong (CHN-13) regained the top spot, claiming the title of 2013 Techno 293 Youth Boys Asian Champion finishing two points ahead of Lin Xiumin (CHN-66) who stepped back on to the podium in second place. Chan Tsz Kit (HKG-17) finished in third place.
Even if they did not have a chance of a podium place, many of the competitors right through the rankings have had moments of personal triumph: 14 year old Cheng Ho Yin (HKG-71) was first over the line in race 8 and otherwise posted some good top five results; Lin Zubin CHN-69 took two bullets but just needs to work on consistency in all conditions; also Tin Wai Chun Thomas (HKG-35), another race winner.
Zhao Jieman (CHN-71) is the undisputed 2013 Techno 293 Youth Girls Asian Champion with a perfect score of 9 – although she did concede the final race bullet to junior, Choi Wing Chi Sandy (HKG-31), second placed overall. This young lady is one to watch as she finished 9 points clear of Lim Ynez (SIN-11) who finally made it on to the podium to claim third place.
In the Techno Men & Women the two competitors from China, Lin Ruijying and Xie Lidiao had their own personal battle throughout the championship for first on the podium but Lin Ruijing eventually finished 3 points ahead of his rival. Maho Horino from Japan took third place.
No doubt about it, Cheng Kwok Fai (HKG-18) was unbeatable in the Mistral Men & Women’s Division, ending the Championship with the perfect score of 9 after the ten race series taking the title of 2013 Mistral Asian Champion. Ma Yik Kau (HKG-4449) established his second place on the podium at the end of day 2, along with Lee Chun Tin Adrian (HKG-25) in third.
Other competitors should be pleased with some good results. In fourth place overall, China’s Yang Jie was consistent but just not quite good enough to get on the podium. Phayungkasem Pornanan (THA-20) had a brief spell in second place on the podium on day one but slipped down the ranking to finish in 5th. In 6th place overall, Korean Dongwoo Sea had the potential to get on to the podium, as demonstrated by three second places, but the remaining results including two OCS, one of which could not be discarded, failed him.
Cheng Chun Leung Michael (HKG-16) takes the title 2013 RS:X Men’s Asian Champion, ending the championship just one point clear of Leung Ho Tsun Andy (HKG-2) who put up a strong challenge. Wonwoo Cho (KOR-141) held on to the third podium position.
2013 RS:X Women’s Asian Champion, Chan Hei Man Hayley Victoria, (HKG-5) started the championship the way she finished, in the top spot and Lo Sin Lam Sonia (HKG-28) finished each day in second overall, widening the gap between her and the third place. This is where the real battles took place with Meguimi Komine (JPN-72) establishing a hold on third place at the end of day three after an inauspicious championship start.
In the RS:X Youth Boys Kikabhoy Rafeek (HKG-20) claimed the top spot at the end of day two but Ng Ho Yin (HKG-22) wasn’t prepared to relinquish this position without a fight, ending day three on equal points. Kikabhoy Rafeek was victorious at the end, finishing the championship just one point ahead to become 2013 RS:X Youth Boys Asian Champion.
Ngai Wai Yan (HKG-30) is 2013 Youth Girls Asian Champion ending two points ahead of Ma Kwan Ching (HKG-3) who fought hard to try and claim the title for herself, on equal points at the end of day 3. Third place on the podium went to Sabin Chun (KOR-207) who took her fair share of bullets ending just two points behind Ma Kwan Ching.