Antigua and Barbuda’s young kiteboarder, Tiger Tyson will fly the flag of the twin island state high as he competes in the Slalom Youth World Championship title on China’s tropical island of Hainan.
The Twin Tape Raing (TT:R) competition, running from May 4 – 8, also serves as the final stage for Youth Olympic Games qualifiers, with four slots each available for boys and girls all under 19.
Tyson has however already qualified for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Argentina and is eager to measure his pace against the world’s fastest while hoping to bag the world title in the process as he comes up against rival Mani Bisschops of Australia who also qualified previously for the YOG.
Tyson will also face a tough challenge from France’s Benoit Gomez and Croatia’s Martin Dolenc, the European Twin Tape racing (TT:R) Open Champion.
Both missed out on Olympics places in Dakhla and will be hoping to put matters right in Asia Bay over the coming days.
Thirty-eight boys and 24 girls from 32 countries and all six continents will battle in the TT:R format.