Sailing: Maximilian Maeder a kiteboarding champion at age 12 but he keeps feet firmly on the ground

Singapore kiteboarder Maximilian Maeder, 12, in action at the 2018 KiteFoil GoldCup World Series in Weifang, China.
Singapore kiteboarder Maximilian Maeder, 12, in action at the 2018 KiteFoil GoldCup World Series in Weifang, China.PHOTO: ALEX SCHWARZ

SINGAPORE - Maximilian Maeder is often the youngest at the kiteboarding competitions he participates in but, even after recently winning two of them, the 12-year-old does not see the results as achievements to dwell on.

Rather, the Singaporean feels "achievement is relative", and he prefers to focus simply on trying to get better at a sport he loves.

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