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Kiteboarder competing in the Olympics

Aug 8, 2008

Author: John Bryja

One of North America's first kiteboarders is competing at the Olympics in Beijing. Canada's Kevin Stittle first started kiteboarding in 1999 and was one of the first riders in Canada to jump and stay upwind.

A true waterman, Stittle started windsurfing before most could walk and won Canada's Olympic Windsurfing trials in 2000 and 2004.
Canada's sailing team didn't send him to both games because he was not ranked in the top 16 countries in the world. (He was ranked 17th for the 2004 games.)

Kevin Stittle's Olympic dream never ended and he changed sailing classes becoming one of the top racers in the world sailing the Tornado Class. He and his sailing partner, Oskar Johansson, won this year's trials and will be representing Canada at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Best of luck guys.

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