First of all - big, big UP for Mr.Tack. Congratulations from your Polish fans
It's a pity his victory was overshadowed by a scandal in the women division.
Karolina was second at the singles. Gisela won it. Great and fair.
Doubles - Karolina won the first final.
She needs to win it again to take first place and secure her title of women World Champ 2014
She lost second final. Tough life - the event is over - this is sport.
However she had some doubts about the verdict.
She asked to verify the scores. All judges omitted one her trick out of 5. Mistakes happen.
Decision - rerun the second final next day. Good decision.
Next day - the women final postponed to the next and final PKRA event due to injury of her opponent.
If that unwise decision is not postponed then we will have a very dangerous precedent for future.
Never heard about such a case. Did you?
BTW read both girls:
I am quoting an official note sent to PKRA management & riders committee:
The Polish Kiteboarding Association protests against a postponing of the Pingtan women final to the next PKRA event. This is an unheard precedent in long kiteboarding history. Our members remain in shock and disbelief. They never heard about such unfair decision in such a simple situation. A rider who is not present or cannot compete from any reason loses her/his heat. Karolina Winkowska was unfairly harmed twice by your judges / director and deprived of the chance to secure the World Championship title at that event.
The postponing decision is dangerous to the sport and are opposite to the high standards of PKRA. So far the PKRA was endorsed by professional riders and judges and industry experts who hold the highest esteem. The Pingtan’s decision is a precedent changing your reputation.
We hope PKRA jury will reconsider their unfair decision and award a win to Karolina Winkowska. We are addressing this sad issue to the PKRA riders’ committee and The International Kiteboarding Association as well.
President of the Polish Kiteboarding Association