31st August 2019
France dominated the final day of competition at the 2nd Mediterranean Beach Games in Patras, Greece winning 3 gold medals, a silver and a bronze.
Ambre Franc and Camille Poulain-Ferarios made it a gold and silver medal win for France in the women’s slalom final followed by IWWF’s International Hall of Famer Angeliki Andriopoulou winning the bronze for Greece.
Filippos Kyprios (GRE) did not disappoint the home fans by winning the gold in men’s slalom with a score of 3 buoys on the 10.75 metre line just ahead of Italy’s Nicholas Benatti and France’s Tanguy Dailland.
France’s Aurelie Gotet is usually one of the best cable wakeboarders in the world, having placed 3rd at this year’s IWWF World Cable Wakeboard Championships. But on this occassion at the Mediterranean Beach Games, she had to ride behind the boat and won her first international wakeboard boat gold medal followed by team mate Julia Molinari and Greece’s Andreopoulou Aikaterini.
Maxime Roux (FRA) made it a double gold medal day for France winning men’s wakeboard ahead of Italy’s Igor Colombo and Greece’s Nikolaos Plytas Iliadis who also won the gold in men’s trick the day before.
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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