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NYSI provides support for Maximilian Maeder leading up to the Qatar 2019 World Beach Games
Maximilian Maeder, 13, is Singapore’s sole representative at the 2019 World Beach Games.
NYSI Satellite, 19 September 2019 - In the lead up to the Qatar 2019 World Beach Games, the National Youth Sports Institute had a sport science briefing session for Maximilian Maeder.
Max qualified for the World Beach Games after finishing 6th and as the highest-ranked Asian in the Open category at the Formula Kite Asian Championship in May 2019 in Beihai, China.
Max started Kitefoiling when he was around 10 years old. “I started getting bored of regular Kiting (Kite Surfing) so my father was encouraging me to start Kitefoiling because it’s quite a huge learning curve and it was very fun,” said Max.
Ng Ee Ling, NYSI Sport Dietitian, shared key nutrition and hydration strategies for trainings and competitions.
Jericho Wee, NYSI Sport Physiologist, explained the importance of sleep, strategies to sleep better and jet-lag management. Additionally, cooling strategies were highlighted to cope with the dry heat in Doha.
NYSI also introduced the NYSI Bottle and Recovery Tube to support Max in his campaign.
Max said, “Nutrition stood out the most for me. Ee Ling pointed out that I should eat more food that contains proteins or carbohydrates, especially for more intense trainings and competitions.”
Max will be competing in the Kitefoil Men’s event at the Qatar 2019 World Beach Games from October 12-16.
Ng Ee Ling, NYSI Sport Dietitian, and Jericho Wee, NYSI Sport Physiologist, sharing nutrition and physiology tips with Maximilian Maeder.