- 27 October 2013 | Windsurfing
Mattia Camboni and Marta Maggetti are the new 2013 RS:X Youth world windsurfing champions.
A perfect final at the Lega Navale Civitavecchia, with the 2013 Enel RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships ending with an Italian double win.
In the Men's class, local athlete Camboni managed an advantage of 15 points finishing the medal race behind the Evgeny Ayvazyan, but ahead of Mayan Rafic, his closest competitor.
The final results crown the Italian athlete as the king of the Under 19 fleet with only 21 points, 17 less than Rafic, who earned the silver with 38 points.
"Winning here was a dream more than a goal, but I made it. Everything went my way, even luck, and that never hurts to win. Now I want to enjoy the day", reveals Mattia Camboni.
The Women's class had a final confrontation between Marta Maggetti and Hadar Hellar. The young Israeli found herself in a corner at the start with an OCS that proved fatal to her ranking.
Maggetti, second throughout the series, held tight and the days's second place is more than enough to overtake her rival and earn the top position in the rankings with 36 points, becoming the new RS:X Youth world champion.
"I'm so happy! We knew that the only chance we had was to push on the line to force my adversary to make a mistake. What a special day!", adds Marta Maggetti.
With 43 points, a silver medal is all that Hadar Heller will take home. Maelle Guilbaud took third, both in the medal race and the overall ranking, with 61 points.
In the Under 17 male classification, the victory went to Mikita Tsirkun with second and third places taken by two French sailors, Oel Pouliquen and Adrien Mestre.
In the Under 17 female classification, gold medal goes for Stefania Elfutina, silver to Emma Wilson and bronze to Berenice Mege.
2013 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships Results:
1. Mattia Camboni (ITA 88)
2. Mayan Rafic (ISR 900)
3. Bautista Saubidet Birkner (ARG 401)
4. Daniele Benedetti (ITA 60):
5. Evgeny Ayvazyan (RUS 3)
1. Marta Maggetti (ITA 157)
2. Hadar Heller (ISR 9)
3. Maelle Guilbaud (FRA 551):
4. Stefania Elfutina (RUS 271)
5. Emma Wilson (GBR 961)