Home News Gisela gets injured in Germany!

Gisela gets injured in Germany!

KPWT Sylt Germany - Single EliminationIn her own words:
Hi everyone,
Today I faced a challenge and obstacle I have never experienced before.
We had the single elimination of Freestyle at the World Cup in Sylt (Germany). During my warm-up before the heat I had an accidente. When landing a trick I hurt my knee. I really thought I would not be able to compete as it was really painful. I put ice for a long time and anti-inflamatory cream, but this didn't make it better so I went to the doctor. They did an X-ray which showed the bones were OK, the pain was due to the tearing of the interior meniscus. The doctor asked me if I wanted to compete and I said 'of course, doctor!', so they stuck two injections of anti-inflamatory and pain killers which was rather painful. I KPWT Sylt Germany - Single Eliminationhad to really be careful when competing because my knee was hurting so much.
I won all my heats with very technical tricks but avoided power landings; I was really scared of the pain landing. I progressed to the final where I met Kristin Boeses, the local German rider. In the final I had to push myself to my limit to win against Boese. I successfully landed 5 different kind of handle-passes that led me to my victory in this single elimination.
Now it is time to recover and wait for the double elimination. I am not going to compete in the Wave and Racing, as I want to be totally healed for the KPWT in Tarifa.
Yesterday was a day that I will never forget the feeling from. I have been training so hard this winter and the feeling of possibly not being able to compete because of injury was a hard new feeling that I never experienced before.
Now that I have overcome this challenge I feel stronger. It was a personal set-back which I had to overcome at some point. It showed me that whatever obstacles arrive on your life path, you must not give up, on the contrary you need to fight hard for what you want.
Gisela will be profiled in Issue #40, out in July, in a Tarifa special, alongside Jaime Herraiz and Alvaro Onieva. Subscribe by clicking here

Added: 2009-06-18

Category: News

« Previous Next »

Related articles

MBS Launches New Website

Brunotti Windtown Kitechix Event

The English Channel Crossing

BKSA Blackpool Kitival

Introducing: Renske Herder

1st Newsflash from PKRA final in New Cal

PKRA Day 3 - Freestyle Goes Huge

First Vietnamese Winner on the KTA

  • #67 Paypal
  • Subscription Package
  • Kiteworld Magazine Issue #70 Out Now!
Kite TV
Events calendar
  • Sportif Worldwide Sports Holidays
  • Kite More with Kite Fuel
  • Find a local retailer
  • Funsports Greece
Kitesurfing tweets
Kiteworld on Facebook

Kitesurfing Test - Boards 2013

Shinn Supershinn
Shinn Supershinn

Kitesurfing Test - Kites 2013

Nobile 50Fifty 7m
Nobile 50Fifty 7m

Random kitesurfing wallpaper

Kitesurfing wallpaper

Kitesurfing travel directory

New Zealand: Snow Farm
New Zealand: Snow Farm

Contact Us

+44 (0)1273 808601
5 St Georges Place
Brighton BN1 4GA UK