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Gruber and Imbert winners at Melbourne Kiteboard

Florian Gruber of Germany dominated the men's Sail Melbourne kiteboard event. Second was Torrin Bright of New Zealand and third Adam Vance of Canada. Britain's Matt Taggart finished fifth overall slipping back in the final sail-offs. Ariane Imbert of France won the women's event by a good margin, with Lisa Hickman of Australia second and Astrid Berz of Switzerland third.

Kiteboards Sail Melbourne 2012 - image Jeff Crow / ISAF

Kiteboards, Men - Final leading positions Sail-Melbourne
1. GER Florian GRUBER
2. NZL Torrin BRIGHT
3. CAN Adam VANCE
4. TUR Salih CAKIR
5. GBR Matthew TAGGART
6. GER Dirk HANEL
7. DEN James JOHNSEN
8. TUR Ejder GINYOL
9. TUR Taner AYKURT
10. AUS Jordan GIRDIS

Kiteboards, Women - Final positions Sail-Melbourne
1. FRA Ariane IMBERT
2. AUS Lisa HICKMAN
3. SUI Astrid BERZ
4. TUR Bilge OZTURK
5. AUS Marine SUDRE

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8 December 2012 8:13 GMT


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