Leucate, France, April 28th, 2011 – It was a gorgeous day here in La Franqui, France. The sun was shinning this morning and throughout most of the day until it began to rain sporadically near 2:00pm during the beautiful award ceremony, which was held at the event site. The PKRA race director Erik Troostheide shared a few warming words with the crowd stressing how spectacular and successful the event was.
A large number of spectators watched as Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED) stood proudly on top of the podium grinning from ear to ear with his amusing smile as he received recognition as the men’s freestyle PKRA Mondial du Vent 2011 event champion. Zoon has proved that he is going to be a tough competitor throughout the 2011 PKRA tour season winning 3 consecutive event titles to date. In a recent conversation with one of the official PKRA judges, he states that Zoon competes with world-class style, amazing execution and performs with a great deal of power, speed and a strong degree of technical difficulty. In a brief conversation with Zoon, he stated that “this event was epic, strong wind, sunshine and an event title…perfect!” -Youri Zoon