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TIGER TYSON LANDS TOP 25 IN THE EURO CHAMPIONSHIP
Friday 24th September 2021

Antiguan kite boarder Tiger Tyson recently competed in the European Championship, landing 23rd among 150 competitors, following unfavourable conditions that didn’t allow for the full 5 days of racing.

From his Facebook page: “That’s a wrap for the 2021 European championships! Unfortunately we were not able to race every day due to a lack of wind but we still managed to get some exciting racing in. I’m happy to see my level is increasing alongside all the other riders and I’m prepared to work on all the adjustments and improvements I need to make before the worlds next month!”

From the Antigua Observer article featuring an interview with Tiger: ““Unfortunately, we didn’t have a lot of wind, so we had two full days of no racing out of five and after the first day I was quite happy with my performance, but I definitely saw that I could come up a few places if we had some more racing. After the first day we had two days of no wind, so we couldn’t race, and then, on the fourth day we had some racing but I didn’t perform the way I wanted to, I think because after the two days of no racing I mentally got out of the racing mode,” he said.

The athlete, who has his eyes on the World Championships set for Sardinia Italy, next month, says he is expecting an even bigger and more competitive field.

“The World Championships is going to consist of even more competition than the Europeans, so it is definitely not going to be any easier, but again, I would love to get into the top 20. At the same time my aim is to stay within the top 15 countries because that is the estimated number of countries going to the 2024 Olympics as of right now,” Tyson said.”

See the full article from the Antigua Observer here, and stay tuned for more updates on Tiger as he continues to compete and represent Antigua & Barbuda internationally.


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