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The Final Day – GKA Gran Canaria

Published 16th June 2019 by Matt Pearce

 

Gianmaria Coccoluto

Sunday 16th June

Report: Matt Pearce / All photos: Svetlana Romantsova / Video: Mint Grigas

Yesterday, Mikaili Sol won the women’s division at the GKA Freestyle World Cup Gran Canaria. Today, it was the turn of the men with just three heats left to run.

Unfortunately though, at 19:00 after a long day of waiting, it was clear the wind just was not going to reach the required strength for the men to hit the water.

GKA Gran Canaria Set Teixeira

The riders would not be able to compete to see who would become the first ever male champion of the GKA Freestyle World Cup Gran Canaria.

However, there is still an official result from the men’s division and the below eight riders will all share first place rankings (and an equal share of the prize money) from this event.

Scroll down to see the event results and how the overall tour rankings look at the end of the GKA Freestyle World Cup Gran Canaria 2019.

GKA Gran Canaria - Men's Podium

MEN’S FINAL RESULTS

1: Gianmaria Coccoluto (ITA)
1: Arthur Guillebert (FRA)
1: Liam Whaley (ESP)
1: Maxime Chabloz (CH)
1: Luis Alberto Cruz (DOM)
1: Valentin Rodriguez (COL)
1: Carlos Mario (BRA)
1: Set Teixeira (BRA)

GKA Gran Canaria 2019 women's podium

WOMEN’S FINAL RESULTS

1: Mikaili Sol (BRA)
2: Bruna Kajiya (BRA)
3: Pippa van Iersel (NL)
4: Rita Arnaus (ESP)

GKA Gran Canara Carlos Mario

UPDATED GKA KITE WORLD TOUR FREESTYLE RANKINGS

MEN’S RANKING

1: Carlos Mario (BRA)
2: Maxime Chablos (CH)
3: Valentin Rodriguez (COL)
4: Gianmaria Coccoluto (ITA)
5: Liam Whaley (ESP)

Mikaili Sol

WOMEN’S RANKINGS

1: Mikaili Sol (BRA)
2: Pippa van Iersel (NL)
3: Bruna Kajiya (BRA)
4: Therese Taabbel (DK)
5: Rita Arnaus (ESP)

Final Action Highlights from the GKA Freestyle World Cup Gran Canaria

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