NED duo Badloe & De Geus win 2021 RS:X Worlds

Kiran Badloe and Lilian de Geus, both from the Netherlands, successfully defended their world titles at the ‘Gotas de Oro’ RS:X Windsurfing World Championships in Puerto Sherry, Cadiz, Spain.

Both Badloe and de Geus won gold at the 2020 Worlds in Sorrento, Australia, and repeated this feat at this year’s event.

Badloe had wrapped up gold ahead of the final day, finishing fourth in the Medal Race to triumph with a 24-point advantage.

Points were much tighter in the Women’s fleet, but a fourth-placed finish in the Medal Race for de Geus confirmed the gold by seven points.

Mattia Camboni (ITA) won the Men’s Medal Race to pip Byron Kokkalanis (GRE) to silver, with the Greek taking bronze.

In the Women’s fleet, Katy Spychakov (ISR) took silver on a tiebreak against bronze medallist Charline Picon (FRA).

These were the last World Championships for the RS:X class, with the iQFOiL becoming the Windsurfing Equipment for Paris 2024.

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