Oda Johanne is back in the game!
Oda Johanne is back in the game and what a comeback she had! After a bad injury last year, Oda had to step back from competition to recover. Now she is back and in good form! Oda made it straight into the final in the single elimination when she won against Vice World champion Maaike Huverman in the semi-final. In the final, she met her teammate Sarah-Quita Offringa. It was a big success for her to sail a final after such an injury. After the final, she couldn’t hold it back and burst into tears as all the hard work from the past year proved to pay off. In the double elimination, she completed the podium in third place after a very close heat trying to secure her 2nd place from the single elimination. She lost by 0,3 points! Great comeback and action Oda!
A short statement from Oda Johanne:
“The event was a great comeback for me after recovering from a lis franc injury last year. I reached my goal with a podium finish and sailing one final which I managed to do in the single elimination. In the single elimination, I was so focused and in the moment that I managed to put down some unexpected moves to win against Vice World Champion Maaike. I have not won a heat against her since 2018, so that was a big moment when they told me I advanced into the final, facing World Champion Sarah-Quita Offringa. It was a windsurfing contest at its finest! The emotions and high-level action mixed made it very special! It can not get better than that! In the double elimination, the wind was a bit lighter and I sailed a good heat, but I was struggling to get the speed to put down one more power move on the inside. Coming back to the beach I saw I lost with only 0.3 points. It was so close! I am happy to say I did my absolute best this week and finishing on the podium with these powerful girls like Sarah-Quita and Maaike is an honor itself!”