Christian Tio, Warner Janoya, Mark Magliquian, Remel Rentillo, and Maebelle G. Gajisan are our official riders who have more than made the country proud during the Asian Pacific Region Youth Olympic Games kiteboard qualifiers. Along with them, the YOG qualifying nations are as follows:
Youth Olympic Games qualifying nations, boys:
China (Worlds) Philippines (Continentals) Australia (Continentals) Croatia (Worlds) France (Worlds) USA (Worlds, default) Antigua & Barbuda (Continentals) Brazil (Continentals) Morocco (Continentals) Slovenia (Continentals) Dominican Republic (Worlds) Argentina (Host Country)
Youth Olympic Games qualifying nations, girls:
China (Continentals) New Zealand (Continentals) Thailand (next ranked country in the Continentals not yet qualified) Spain (Worlds) Italy (Worlds) France (Worlds) Germany (Worlds, default) Dominican Republic (Continentals) Venezuela (Continentals) South Africa (Continentals) Poland (next ranked country in the Continentals not yet qualified) Argentina (Host Country)
According to World Sailing—the world governing body for the sport of sailing including windsurfing and kiteboarding—who has released the list, the qualified countries have until July 7, 2018 to confirm the acceptance of their qualification. By August 31, 2018, a registration of athlete by name must be fulfilled.