2009 PWA Ulsan World Cup
Day 2: All eyes turn to competition’s third day as the wind refused to blow on day two.
Despite a promising forecast, competition’s second day was spent patiently waiting for suitable conditions to arrive at Korea’s Jinha Beach. With only teasing gusts to work with, the standby period was eventually called to an end at 5.45pm, with no heats completed.
In the downtime, we talked to Micah Buzianis (JP / NeilPryde / MFC) about his recently sustained injury.
PWA: You missed slalom’s first event of the season in Austria after sustaining an injury in Maui. Can you tell us what happened?
MB: “It happened about 7 weeks ago. I was wave sailing at Ho’okipa during the NeilPryde photo shoot and on the last day I was going over a wave, it kinda broke as I was going over the top of it. That pushed the board back into my body and caused my foot to go up really hard and really fast. After getting an x-ray I found out that I’d chipped my first metatarsal.”
PWA: Are you back to 100% fitness now?
MB: “I feel ok. I got to sail for three days in Maui before coming out here, but obviously that wasn’t doing any competitive windsurfing. It hurt a bit then, but I think I’ll have to wait and see how it feels when I race; the hardest part will be catching up on all the time I was off the water. Catching up on six weeks of no sailing will take time.”
PWA: Do you think it has affected your confidence having two back-to-back injuries?
MB: “Not really, I think both of the injuries I got were freak things. Right now my body is in great shape, for sure I’m getting older but I’m not at the stage where I have to worry about my body breaking down. I’m still really confident on the water, and I’ll still be giving 100% on the race course.”
Thanks to Micah Buzianis for taking the time out to talk to us.
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