Capucine Delannoy at fifteen years of age, has been dominating the strapless freestyle scene, winning the Strapless Freestyle discipline for the GKA Distance Battle in 2020. Originally from France, Capucine first got a taste for competing with slalom ski racing, however it was when the she moved to Preá, Brazil that her passion turned to kiting.
Her father taught her to kite at age of seven years and she picked it up exceptionally quickly. Inspired by her brother Camille Delannoy, while supporting him at a kite surfing competition in Cape Verde. She has won Vice World Champion, Jr World Championship and is winner of all the 2021 World tour competitions.
Women Fitness President Ms. Namita Nayyar catches up with Capucine Delannoy an exceptionally talented, French Professional Kite Surfer, GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Sylt 2021 Champion here she talks about her fitness routine, her diet, skin care, hair care and her success story.
You must have started Kite surfing at the age of seven years and then kite surfing has become your favorite sport. This later propelled your career as a Kite surfer to the height where you have been at the top of the world in Kite surfing. Tell us more about this professional journey of yours in the field of kite surfing that you have achieved by your hard work, tenacity, and endurance?
I started kite surfing at seven years because of my family, we moved to Brasil and my dad taught me. At the beginning I liked kiting and doing long sessions with my parents and my big brother but it became a passion when I started competing. Since my first competition in 2018 I never stopped, I started to train a lot, to spend many hours on the water, looking for doing the best tricks, learning in the waves a getting the World title.
The biggest highlight of your career came in 2021 when you were placed 2nd in the world Global Kite sports Association Ranking. Tell us more about this exceptional achievement?
I had just won the Junior World champion tittle and 1 month later I was crowned vice world champion, after winning all the events of the year! I was really happy about this a great accomplishment! But, as I said, I still have my eyes on the World title.
You must have many memories and experiences as a Kite surfing winning different competitions in different locations. Share some such experiences which are precious to you and embedded in your heart.
One of my favorite memories was my first competition, in Brazil in 2018. I was 12 years old and it was a great opportunity to share sessions with the best women kite surfer in the world. My first heat was against the World champion Jalou Langeree, a big inspiration, I was really proud and happy to share a heat with her!
My last good memory was in Morocco, we competed at sunset time, they were almost no more light and the conditions were amazing! I have scored the best waves of my life and then we had to run with my brother as fast as we could to be able to go upwind while listening to the scores of the last waves.
You are a world-leading kite surfer, kite surfing competitor, media personality, and brand ambassador. How do you manage such a remarkable multi-dimensional lifestyle?
I love this busy life! And I’m in high school so I have to organize myself a lot. When I’m on competitions or shootings I’m fully focused so I don’t have so much time to study. But when I’m at home I usually study in the morning, train on the water in the afternoon and I work out after.
You are the world’s leading kite surfer. What traits do you consider as a kite surfer led to this meteoritic rise in the sport of kite surfing?
No fear for training hard, giving your best, listening to your body and sometimes making a lot of compromises in your teen age life.
You won the GKA Kite Surf World Cup Sylt 2021? Elaborate more about this remarkable achievement in your career.
Due to the pandemic we didn’t have any competition for 1.5 year, so when I arrived in Sylt I was training every day for more than a year for this competition. I had no expectations, I didn’t know the level of the other girls and I just wanted to give my best. Even after a year and a half without competing I was happy to see that my mental was still here!
I passed heat by heat, landing all my tricks and being fully focused! I managed to be the first woman landing a double front roll in competition, and it brought me to the win!
It was my first World tour win and I was really excited about it!!
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