Adam Holm crowned 2017 Kona One world champion
- 07 August 2017 | Windsurfing
Adam Holm has been crowned the 2017 Kona One world champion, in Bastad, Sweden.
The 23-year-old windsurfer secured the title after a thrilling battle with Dutchman Huig-Jan Tak, who finished only one point behind the winner. The three-times world champion Björn Holm won the bronze medal.
The event took place on classical racing waters on the west coast of Sweden. The first days of races got underway in very light and shifty conditions, putting lots of effort on the tactical skills.
The second half of the championship developed into a tight battle between the two main contenders, Adam Holm and Huig-Jan Tak.
Adam delivered an impressive high-wind sailing technique and consistency, resulting in a bullet and four second places in the last four races, keeping him ahead of Huig-Jan.
"I am stoked for winning the gold at the Worlds. I have been fighting a long time for this. Huig-Jan Tak is a very good friend of mine, and it has been challenging and rewarding to battle the gold with him," expressed Adam Holm.
Holm had already won the Kona World Championship in 2012, and the Kona European Championship 2014. Recently, he has been engaged in an Olympic campaign in the RS:X class.
2017 Kona World Championship | Top 5
1. Adam Holm (SWE)
2. Huig-Jan Tak (NED)
3. Björn Holm (SWE)
4. Anders Pers (SWE)
5. Seb Lovell (GBR)