6th September 2018

Over 70 skiers from 18 countries will travel to Ioannina, Greece this week to compete in the 2018 IWWF European & African (E&A) Waterski Championships.  Some of the best skiers in the world will be on the water, competing for IWWF European & African titles.

Manon Costard (FRA)

Current IWWF E&A Women’s Slalom record holder Manon Costard (FRA) who is having her best season ever will need to fend off the challenge of Geena Krueger (GER), 2017 World Games Slalom Champion  & former IWWF World Slalom Champion.   Reigning IWWF Men’s World Slalom Champion, Freddie Winter (GBR) will go up against a two-time  IWWF Men’s World Open Slalom Champion  Thomas Degasperi (ITA) and Sacha Descuns  (FRA) who  has been posting some big 10.25 m scores this year.

In the trick event, all eyes will be on the current IWWF Men’s World Trick Record Holder and IWWF E&A Men’s trick recorld holder Aliaksei Zharnasek  (BEL).  He will be challenged by French skiers Alexandre Poteau and Pierre Ballon

2017 World Games Trick and Jump Gold Medalist Natalia Bernikava (BEL) will be out to stamp her authority to reclaim her IWWF E&A Women’s trick, jump and overall titles.  In men’s jump, Russia’s Igor Morozov, will be looking to reclaim his IWWF E&A men’s jump title.

The event will be live streamed beginning Thursday, 6th September 2018.

About the IWWF:  The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed watersports and has 91 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 and Barefoot Waterskiing