21st October 2018
The 49th IWWF World Cup Stop kicked off today in Shanghai, China with its Opening Ceremony at the Bi Hai Jin Sha Water Park.
The Shanghai Bihai Sands Investment Development Co. Ltd, supported by the local municipality and tourism department, is organising an IWWF Cable World Cup stop for the 3rd time. 30 Cable Wakeboard Athletes and 20 Cableski Athletes will compete for USD100,000.00 in prize money.
The VIP’s attending the Opening Ceremony included the Deputy Director of Shanghai Sports Bureau, Zhang Xingmin, President of the Chinese Waterski, Underwater & Powerboat Federation Mr Xu Sihai and IWWF President Jose Antonio Perez Priego.
IWWF President, Jose Antonio Perez Priego, took the opportunity to present Ariano Blanik and Julia Rick with their IWWF Male and Female Wakeboard Athlete of the Year Awards.
Creating a Gender Equal Policy was discussed during the IWWF Executive Board Meeting held last month in Dnipro, Ukraine and it was decided that winners (top 3 placing) of the Men’s & Women’s Cable Wakeboard events and winners of Men’s & Women’s Cableski jump events will receive equal prize money.
The competition begins tomorrow, Monday, starting with cable wakeboard qualification round followed by the first round of cableski jump.
Tentative Schedule of Events
|Time||Monday, 22 October, 2018|
|10:00 AM||Women’s Cable Wakeboard Qualification Round|
|11:00 AM||Men’s Cable Wakeboard Qualification Round|
|1:00 PM||Women’s Cableski Jump Preliminary Round|
|1:45PM||Men’s Cableski Jump Preliminary Round|
|3:30 PM||Women’s Cable Wakeboard Last Chance Qualifiers|
|4:00 PM||Men’s Cable Wakeboard Last Chance Qualifiers|
|4:30 PM||End of Day 1 Competition|
|Time||Tuesday, 23 October, 2018|
|8:30 AM||Men’s Cable Wakeboard Semi-Final|
|10:00 AM||Women’s Cableski Jump Final|
|10:30 AM||Men’s Cableski Jump Final|
|11:45 AM||Women’s Cable Wakeboard Final|
|12:30 PM||Men’s Cable Wakeboard Final|
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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, Barefoot Waterskiing & Wakesurfing