18th March 2019
Individual waterski titles were awarded in all 4 medal disciplines at the 2019 South American Beach Games. In women’s slalom, Fernanda Naser from Chile won the gold medal with 1.5 buoys on the 12 metre line followed by Paloma Giordano from Argentina and Negrao Juliana Ramona from Brasil. Correa J. Santiago from Colombia won the gold medal in men’s slalom with a score of 4 buoys on the 11.25 metre line ahead of Andres Artadi Mario Mustafa from Peru and Tobias Giorgis from Argentina.
As expected, Peru’s Natalia Wiese Cuglievan 8,170 points won women’s trick gold medal and Felipe Belmont Franco 11,260 points won the men’s trick gold medal.
Peru’s Alejandra Bedoya Maria De Osma won the women’s jump gold medal with a 37.4 metre jump and the favourite in men’s jump, Rodrigo Miranda from Chile, won the gold medal with a 59.5 metre jump having gone 65.3 metres in the preliminary round.
In addition to jump gold medals, Alejandra Bedoya Maria De Osma from Argentina and Rodrigo Miranda from Chile also won gold medals in overall.
The 2019 South American Beach Games were held in Rosario, Argentina . 13 sports including beach handball, beach football, beach rugby, beach tennis, beach volleyball, canoeing, open water swimming, coastal rowing, sailing, skateboarding, stand-up paddle surfing, triathlon and waterski (3-event waterskiing and wakeboard).
About the IWWF: The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed watersports and has over 90 affiliated Federations worldwide. It was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole authority for towed watersports. The IWWF is an affiliate member of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federation (ARISF) and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The IWWF’s sports disciplines include, amongst others, Tournament Waterskiing (slalom, tricks & jump), Wakeboard, Cable Wakeboard, Cable Waterskiing, Disabled Waterskiing, Show Skiing, Ski Racing, Barefoot Waterskiing
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