13th October 2019
The 1st ANOC World Beach Games got underway today in Doha, Qatar with the women’s jump qualification. Marie Vympranietsova (GRE) recorded the longest jump 47.9 metres ahead of IWWF World Championships Women’s Jump silver medalist Hanna Straltsova (BLR) 46.9 metres and Giannina Bonnemann (GER), the to 3 seeds in a 6 woman final on Monday.
Unfortunately skiing conditions were unfavourable to proceed with Men’s Jump and it was decided to schedule at 9-man final on Morning morning to determine the medalist.
In women’s wakeboard current IWWF European Champion Sanne Meijer (NED) and Jamie Lopina (USA) easily won their heats to advance to Sunday’s finals along with Italy’s Virag twins (Chiara and Alice), China’s Duan Zhen Kun and Ariana Aimer from Germany.
In the men’s wakeboard qualifications, 15-year old Maxime Roux (FRA) put together the run of his life to win his heat ahead of current IWWF European Champion Massimiliano Piffaretti (ITA). Despite a fall towards the end of his first pass, current IWWF World Champion Cory Teunissen (AUS) still had enough in his locker to win his heat ahead of Team USA’s Guenther Oka. Some of the world’s best riders had to battle it out in the men’s last chance qualifiers, to advance to Monday’s final including Japan’s Shota Tezuka and Luka Kidd from Great Britain. An epic men’s wakeboard final awaits noon time on Monday.
The final day of the event will be live streamed from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (Qatar Time) on the Olympic Channel
Tentative Schedule of Events & Starting Order
|Time||Monday, 14 October, 2019|
|8:00 AM||Women’s Waterski Jump Final|
|9:00 AM||Men’s Waterski Jump Final|
|10:45 AM||Waterski Jump Medal Ceremony|
|11:15 AM||Women’s Wakeboard Final|
|12:00 PM||Men’s Wakeboard Final|
|1:00 PM||Wakeboard Medal Ceremony|
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 & Wakesurfing
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