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Adeuri Corniel — Kiteboard in Cabarete

Posted: 24th September 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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Watch Adeuri Corniel pulling off some nice tricks at Kite Beach and Encuentro beach, Cabarete.

Video by Antoine Verville

Mikaili Sol and Adeuri Corniel claimed the Mauritius freestyle event win. Watch the highlight video of the women’s and men’s finals.


1 Adeuri Corniel (DR) 36.2 points
2 Valentin Rodriguez (COL) 36.19
3 Liam Whaley (ESP) 32.56
4 Nicolas Delmas (FRA) 24.46


1 Mikaili Sol (BRA) 33.99
2 Rita Arnaus (ESP) 27.01
3 Bruna Kajiya (BRA) 25.03
4 Claudia Leon (ESP) 18.23

Adeuri Corniel claimed his first World Tour in Fuerteventura! Watch the highlights of the Men’s freestyle finals.

1: Adeuri Corniel (DOM)
2: Maxime Chabloz (CHE)
3: Gianmaria Coccoluto (ITA)
4: Carlos Mario (BRA)

Italy and the Dominican Republic claim final Sailing golds at the Youth Olympic Games.

Sofia Tomasoni (ITA) and Deury Corniel (DOM) won gold in the Kiteboarding on the last day of the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition at Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Two dramatic winner-takes-all finals saw a remarkable double silver medal awarded on both occasions, with racers in the Girl’s and Boy’s fleets both tying in second place.

An historic day also saw the Dominican Republic and the Philippines win their first Olympic medals in Sailing.

After mixed weather over the course of the week, both Girl’s and Boy’s Kiteboarding fleets were forced to use their reserve day to conclude the series.

With stronger winds expected in the morning of Sunday 14th October, racing began at the earlier time of 10:00 to allow the second semi-finals, the B (Petit) Final and the A Final in both fleets to proceed in what turned out to be perfect conditions.

The four highest-ranked kiteboarders proceeded into the A Final. Making the cut in the Girl’s fleet was Alina Kornelli (GER), Sofia Tomasoni (ITA), Nina Font (ESP) and Poema Newland (FRA).

The Italian gold medallist

Kornelli was the favourite after winning five races from six, but in the Girl’s Final A she fell behind early on and could not recover her position.

Newland was first to cross the line, followed by Tomasoni, but as the French racer had accrued a two-point race penalty, she finished the race with three points in total instead of one.

Therefore it was Tomasoni, with two points from finishing second, who took gold, while third-placed Font finished with three points to sit in joint second overall with Newland.

“In the final race I started well and I was first at the first mark, but then at the end, I couldn’t jump the obstacle because I had too much wind,” Tomasoni explained.

“Because I was going downwind I had to go back, and then I was in third place.

“I managed to get second at the last tack, but the girl in front of me had two penalties and I won gold.

“I’ve been stressed the whole week and then before this race, the one that counted, I said to myself, ‘this will only happen once in my life, so enjoy it and just have fun.’ I had fun and I got my result.

“This gold is a dream. It is every effort, it is every session in the gym, every time I hit the water and every time I studied late at night. All of this led to this moment.

“I worked so hard and I think I deserved it. Also, the other girls did very well.”

Interestingly, Tomasoni is now eyeing a switch to a different fleet.

“I’m planning on sailing the Nacra 15 for a year and then going kite foiling, and then hoping to get to the Olympics – I’m looking forward to Paris 2024,” she explained.

Spain take a leap towards a silver medal

Font was happy to claim Spain’s first Sailing medal of the Youth Olympic Games.

“I’m so happy with the result. Everybody’s been killing it out there – especially the German girl. Congratulations to everyone,” she said.

“The final race was pretty close. I think it was the tightest final I’d ever been in. At the end Italy and I were really close and we didn’t know who had won gold at the finish line.

“It’s something I never thought I would happen – it’s not sunk in yet. Maybe next week I’ll realise what I’ve done.”

France’s Girl Kite

Sealing France’s third Sailing medal of the Games was Newland, who was ranked fourth before marking Final A with her best race finish of the week.

“I can’t believe it. I’m so happy to be second. It’s an incredible feeling – I can’t describe it,” she said.

In the Boy’s fleet, Deury Corniel (DOM), Cameron Maramenides (USA), Toni Vodisek (SLO) and Christian Tio (PHI) all qualified for the A Final.

Girl’s Kiteboarding podium

Corniel jumps for joy

Corniel soared to yet another win to seal a well-deserved gold.

Following him across the line was Vodisek but, as the Slovenian had received a one-point race penalty, he ended up with a three-point total, meaning he shared silver with third-placed Tio.

Maramenides, who had started the day ranked second, missed out on a podium spot altogether.

An emotional Corniel hoped that his success could inspire others in his country.

“The conditions today were really perfect. I was over power on the 17 but I just put my head down and said ‘this is my future here, this is what I want’ and I made it,” he said.

“I woke up this morning with this in my head and I just went for it. I know I deserve this gold medal.

“For me it feels amazing to be here at the Olympics. I have to thank the Cabarete Kite Academy for supporting me with everything and helping to prepare me to be here.

“I hope to see more kids around and for more Dominicans to get this energy and make their dreams come true.

“This was one of my dreams, and my dream came true today with this gold medal.”

Toni Vodisek jumps into silver

Vodisek was understandably delighted to claim Slovenia’s sixth medal of the Games.

“I’m really psyched to win the silver medal,” he said. “The competition was amazing and everyone was super good. It was hard fought, but at the end we are all champions.”

Christian Tio (PHI)

Tio was ranked fourth ahead of the A Final and raced well to finish ahead of Maramenides and pip him to a medal.

“Everyone fought hard. The wind conditions were strong when we came out – we didn’t think it would be that strong, so everyone was on big kites,” he said.

“I’m really, really happy and it feels so good to represent my country and win this medal.”

The B Final in each fleet confirmed the racers finishing from fifth to eighth. This was Ona Romari (ARG), Jingle Chen (CHI), Oliwia Hlobuczek (POL) and Maria Alvarez (VEN) in the Girl’s fleet, and Maxime Chabloz (SUI), Benoit Gomez (FRA), Tiger Tyson (ANT) and Geronimo Lutteral (ARG) in the Boy’s fleet.

Overall, over five events from three classes in Sailing, Italy topped the medal table with two golds and one silver, closely followed by France with three silvers.

Boy’s Kiteboarding Podium


Adeuri Corniel is pushing his limits and training hard at his home spot, in Cabarete. Enjoy his newest video “The Black Panther”!

The victors of both the boys and girls titles at the TwinTip:Racing (TT:R) Slalom Youth World Champions sealed their wins with dominant performances that mirrored their progress through the enthralling event on China’s tropical Hainan Island.

The Dominican Republic’s Adeuri Corniel was almost untouchable in the high-octane races, capturing the title with room to spare. He was so far ahead in the rankings, he was able to discard first places from earlier elimination round deciders.

If anything, Spain’s Nina Font Castells grabbed the girls’ title with a display that was even more consistent, taking four straight elimination deciders from the six that were squeezed into the three days of racing.

The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) TT:R Youth Worlds staged on the sparkling waters of Asia Bay, Bo’ao, also doubled as the final qualification event for the upcoming Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.

In landing their world titles, Corniel and Font Castells also earned their nations a coveted spot at the games in Buenos Aires in October when kiteboarding’s first Olympic medals will be awarded.

Three other slots each for boys and girls were also secured at the Youth Worlds. The boys’ places were won by China’s Haoran Zhang, Croatia’s Martin Dolenc, and France’s Benoit Gomez. But because each nation can take only one spot for boys and girls, the Dominican Republic’s Lorenzo Calcano had to be content with his third place on the podium behind Zhang.

Italy’s Sofia Tomasoni forfeited her Youth World crown, but her second podium spot earned her country a YOG slot, as did China’s Kewen Li and France’s Poema Newland, who finished third and fourth respectively.

In the complex calculus of YOG qualification, Italy and China’s podium finishes in Asia Bay take precedence over earlier victories at continental qualifiers in Dakhla, Morocco, and Pranburi, Thailand.

Italy and China now cede those places to Germany after Alina Kornelli posted a second in Dakhla, while Thailand will get a place at the YOG after Nichanan Rodthong took a third spot in Pranburi.

The joy and relief was evident in the cheers, smiles and hugs among the young athletes on the beach as racing was cut short on the fifth and final day of competition due to an impending thunderstorm.

But by then the strongest competitors among impressive fleet of 38 boys from 23 nations, and 24 girls from 14 countries, had already established themselves in the scores of intensely-quick slalom races over five downwind legs.

The format, using registered series production inflatable “tube” kites and registered series production twin-tip boards, was specially designed for the Youth Olympics because of its accessibility for young athletes as the equipment is common to that used by most kiteboarders.

Yet with jumps and heart-stopping mark roundings, the action in the boardercross-style kiteboarding is intense with the drama of crashes and tangles never far away.

Freestyle star Corniel proved that he had the speed and the mental toughness necessary as the pressure of the competition mounted and the lure of an Olympics’ place drew ever closer.

“I’m really happy,” he said. “We’ve been training for months and came prepared. For me both things are the same. It’s important to represent the Dominican Republic, but it’s fantastic I’m World Champion too.”

Font Castells was similarly buoyant about her emphatic victory. “It feels great. With the Olympics, it’s the first time kiteboarding is in the games, so it’s amazing to be going there. But the world title is really cool as well, so I’m really happy.”

Tomasoni was among the first to congratulate her old friend Font Castells even though it cost the Italian her world crown, lost in her opening days’ uneven performances.

“I actually feel good right now,” said Tomasoni. “I had some issues in the first day’s races, but I managed to bring my focus back and change my attitude, so I’m happy I could do that. Now it’s amazing to be going to the Youth Olympics too.”

Youth Worlds host China had already secured one YOG slot through Jingle Chen, but coach Zhai Dahui was delighted to bag a second for Haoran Zhang after he just missed out at the qualifiers in Thailand.

“After we came back from Thailand we didn’t have a lot of time to train,” said Dahui. “But Zhang has done really well, especially as he was up against the fastest riders in the world. He had to beat all of them. So we are delighted to make it to a second YOG spot.”

TOP FIVE BOYS (after six eliminations, two discards)
1 Adeuri Corniel (DOM) 4pts
2 Haoran Zhang (CHN) 11.5pts
3 Lorenzo Calcano (DOM) 14pts
4 Martin Dolenc (CRO) 19pts
5 Benoit Gomez (FRA) 20pts

TOP FIVE GIRLS (after six eliminations, two discards)
1 Nina Fonts Castells (ESP) 4pts
2 Sofia Tomasoni (ITA) 13.5pts
3 Kewen Li (CHN) 19pts
4 Poema Newland (FRA) 19pts
5 Alice Ruggiu (ITA) 21pts

Youth Olympic Games qualifying nations, boys
Dominican Republic (Worlds)
China (Worlds)
Croatia (Worlds)
France (Worlds)
Antigua & Barbuda (Continentals)
Brasil (Continentals)
Marocco (Continentals)
Slovenia (Continentals)
Philippines (Continentals)
Australia (Continentals)
Argentina (Host Country)
IOC Universality Place

Youth Olympic Games qualifying nations, girls
Spain (Worlds)
Italy (Worlds)
China (Worlds)
France (Worlds)
Dominican Republic (Continentals)
Venezuela (Continentals)
South Africa (Continentals)
Germany (2nd ranked country in the Continentals behind Italy)
Thailand (2nd ranked country in the Continentals behind China)
New Zealand
Argentina (Host Country)
IOC Universality Place

Check out Adeuri Corniel’s tricks captured during his training sessions.

Rambo and His Human

Posted: 10th Januar 2017 by Kitemovement in Allgemein
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This video features Rambo and his human, pro kiteboarder, Adeuri Corniel playing together on Kite Beach in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Any time Adeuri is in the water, Rambo is close by!

Watch 16 year old rider Adeuri Corniel playing at home in Dominican Republic. Enjoy!

Watch Adeuri Corniel, Ariel’s little brother, in action at the Virgin Kitesurf Championships Youth Cup 2015 held in Costa Brava. Adeuri finished 2nd at his category, an excellent result for his second international competition.