The 2012 PWA World Champions have been announced.
In slalom Antoine Albeau showed exceptional form throughout the year and took the overall top spot in the men\'s discipline. Having signed him up this winter just gone, RRD must be pretty stoked with the result and no doubt we can expect more from them. In 2nd place Bjorn Dunkerbeck, not so familiar with this spot he will be looking back at his run of bad luck and already planning his attack for next year. The final podium position went to an on form Micah Buzianis.
The slalom women saw a smaller tour this year and a tie-breaker for first place. In the end Valérie Arrighetti took the top spot by beating Karin Jaggi, who took second, more times when faced against each other. In 3rd place, Lena Erdil showed a consistant set of results to find herself on the last podium position.
In waves, Koester had already taken the top spot by Klitmoeller, so it was a fight for the last podium positions. Victor Fernandez was almost in a position where he couldn\'t come any worse than Vice World Champion for the year and by coming 3rd in Sylt he wrapped up 2nd place. 3rd overall was a close battle between Ricardo Campello and Alex Mussolini. In the end it was Mussolini who sealed the deal in the crucial heat when the two faced eachother in the double elimination yesterday and therefor taking the last remaining spot on the 2012 podium. Nonetheless, Ricardo Campello has a thing or two to say with this video.
Check out the final of the double elimination below and team Neilpryde in Klitmoeller below that.