Gisela Pulido, the kitesurfing legend, joins the 'Equip Olímpic Català' in search of Olympic glory in Paris 2024

Gisela Pulido is one of the most successful kitesurfers in history, with numerous world and European titles in her career. Born in Premià de Mar, Barcelona, ​​Spain in 1994, Pulido started kitesurfing at the age of eight and moved to Tarifa, Cádiz at the age of ten to continue her training in one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world. world.

Throughout her career, Gisela has won numerous titles in the freestyle kitesurfing discipline, including 10 world titles (2004-2009, 2011, 2013, 2015), a gold medal at the Gravity Games in 2005 and a world championship in wave modality in 2005. She has also been the Junior European Champion in 2003. At just 10 years old, she became the youngest world champion in the history of freestyle kitesurfing.
In 2020, Gisela decided to change her focus towards Olympic sailing after Formula Kite was approved as an Olympic discipline for the Paris 2024 Games. Currently, she is part of the Spanish pre-Olympic team and is one of the main candidates to represent Spain in the next Olympic Games.
Gisela has returned to her hometown, Barcelona, ​​where she has joined the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona and has been selected to be part of the 'Equip Olímpic Català' program of the Catalan Sailing Federation. This program aims to support and provide tools and facilities to Catalan sailors so that they can participate in the Olympic Games.
In September 2020, Gisela took the bronze medal at the European Kitefoil Championship in Nafpaktos, Greece. And in October of the same year, he obtained a tenth place in the Kitefoil World Championship in Cagliari, Sardinia. Currently, it is preparing for the Olympic Class World Cup to be held in The Hague in August 2023, where the first eight places for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be distributed.

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