Local sensation, Casper Steinfath overcame a second-place finish in the semi-final to deliver a commanding gold-medal performance in the 200-meter SUP Sprint Race Final to close a spectacular weekend of SUP racing in Copenhagen at the 2017 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship.
Casper Steinfath soaks in the pride of winning a Gold Medal for his home country of Denmark. Photo: ISA / Ben Reed The spectacular win by Steinfath in front of an energetic and vocal home crowd was also carried live on Danish national television. Steinfath’s victory was another historic moment for the sport of SUP and Denmark. The SUP Sprint Gold Medal is the second consecutive Sprint Title and fifth ISA SUP Racing Title for Steinfath, who also has been a leader in advancing the sport of SUP, serving as the ISA Vice President since 2014. “This is the biggest moment in my life,” said Steinfath. “It doesn’t feel real!” “People talk about Denmark as the country of fairy tales and I feel the fairy tale of my life just came true.
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