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All India Kiteboarding: Dylan Fernandes takes lead; Katya Saini maintains pole position

Tuticorin, June 29 (IANS) Dylan Fernandes of Aqua Outback leaped to take the lead with a consistent performance in all four races in the men’s category on second day while Katya Saini maintained her lead in the women’s category after conclusion of races in the 3rd edition of the All India Kiteboarding Championships here on Wednesday.

Dylan who had finished third on Day-1 overtook Arjun Motha of Aqua Outback and Jehan Hoshi Driver of Quest Adventure Sports Academy who had finished on top of Day 1. Dylan finished the day with a total net score of 8.0 while Arjun and Jehan finished with 16.0 and 17.0 respectively. Phillipe Dartnell, Jothi Basu and Sunil Rajani maintained their 4th, 5th and 6th positions respectively from Day 1.

“I was confident of taking the lead today even after getting a penalty on Day 1 because my rhythm was good and I was able to kiteboard consistently,” said Dylan after the Day 2 races.

Meanwhile in the women’s category Katya Saini of Aqua Outback maintained her lead from Day 1 with a net score of 6.0 ahead of Keona Ranjini of PKA who scored 11.0. Avishma Matta of Aqua Outback is in the third position.

“I hope to perform in the same way and finish the regatta as the champion,” said a confident Katya Saini after the races.

–IANS

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