Bitna has been sponsored a P1 raceboard by us and has been equipped with the latest and greatest kiteboarding sunglasses from LIP Sports. She will continue to receive equipment and support from us throughout the season.
She started paragliding at the age of 14 and was taught by her parents, who are both Paragliding instructors. Her parents were the first people to introduce kiteboarding to Korea and once Bitna had tasted the thrills of kiteboarding she was not going to go back to paragliding.
Bitna Kim is currently at our centre in Boao, getting ready for the 2013 IKA World Course race Championships and will continue to train with us until the start of the KTA Season.
Atte Kappel, our other sponsored rider, has taken on the role to coach her this season.
We have very high hopes for Bitna Kim for the KTA season and can see the makings of the next Asian Champion.
Good Luck Bitna and welcome to the Kitesurf China Team.