8th July 2019

The IWWF World Under 21 Waterski Championships came to a close at Shalom Park in spectacular fashion.

Joel Poland (GBR) – photo by David Crowder

In women’s slalom, Jamie Bull (CAN) won the gold with  2 buoys on the 10.75 metre line ahead of Paige Rini (CAN) and Sade Fergusson (AUS).  Anna Gay (USA) was one of two women posting a score of over 10,000 points to win the gold medal with Neilly Ross (CAN) winnng silver with 10,350.  Valentina Gonzalez  (CHI) won the gold in jump with 47.5 m to edge out defending champion  Dominique Allard Grondin (CAN) who jumped  46.1 m. Once again, Anna Gay (USA) defended her women’s overall title with her 1st place fininsh in women’s trick, 7th in slalom and 11th place in jump.

Joel Poland (GBR) was the stand out skier throught the competition first winning men’s slalom with a score of 1 buoy on the 10.25 metre line ahead of  Federico Jaramillo  (COL) 3 buoys on the 10.75 metre line.  Danylo Fil’Chenko (UKR) with a big 11,520 score won the men’s trick gold medal ahead of Joel Poland 11, 030 (GBR) and fellow country man Alexander Samoilov (UKR).  Joel Poland (GBR) 65.7m  outgunned Danylo Fil’Chenko (UKR) 61.9m in the men’s jump final to win gold and the men’s overall title.

Under 21 Ladies Slalom Results
Name Country Preliminary Finals
1 Bull Jaimee CAN 5,00/55/10.75 2,50/55/10.75
2 Rini Paige CAN 4,50/55/11.25 1,00/55/10.75
3 Ferguson Sade AUS 2,00/55/11.25 0,50/55/10.75
Under 21 Men Slalom Results
Name Country Preliminary Finals
1 Poland Joel GBR 4,50/58/10.75 1,00/58/10.25
2 Jaramillo E. Federico COL 2,00/58/10.75 3,00/58/10.75
2 Törnquist Tim SWE 5,00/58/11.25 3,00/58/10.75
Under 21 Ladies Tricks Results
Name Country Preliminary Finals
1 Gay Anna USA 10220 10530
2 Ross Neilly CAN 9420 10350
3 Hansen Kennedy USA 8480 8570
Under 21 Men Tricks Results
Name Country Preliminary Finals
1 Fil’Chenko Danylo UKR 8270 11520
2 Poland Joel GBR 10630 11030
3 Samoilov Alexander UKR 10110 9630
Under 21 Ladies Jump Results
Name Country Preliminary Finals
1 Gonzalez Valentina CHI 47,3m (155ft) 47,5m (156ft)
2 Grondin Allard Dominique CAN 46,5m (153ft) 46,1m (151ft)
3 Jörger Rea SUI 45,7m (150ft) 46,0m (151ft)
Under 21 Men Jump Results
Name Country Preliminary Finals
1 Poland Joel GBR 61,1m (200ft) 65,7m (216ft)
2 Fil’Chenko Danylo UKR 63,7m (209ft) 61,9m (203ft)
3 Leutz Benjamin USA 58,2m (191ft) 61,3m (201ft)
Under 21 Ladies Overall Results
Name Country Total
1 Gay Anna USA 2663,50
2 Hansen Kennedy USA 2528,24
3 Ferguson Sade AUS 2402,40
Under 21 Men Overall Results
Name Country Total
1 Poland Joel GBR 2938,78
2 Fil’Chenko Danylo UKR 2707,87
3 Samoilov Alexander UKR 2610,61
Overall Team Final Results
Country Overall
1 Great Britain 7591,17
2 Canada 7559,67
3 Ukraine 7517,06

Full Results

82 skiers from 21 countries assembled at Shalom Park  this past week to compete for individual and team titles.  Shalom Park is a man-made water ski lake nestled in the North Saskatchewan River Valley, just south of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Shalom Park was built in 1985 and has hosted a multitude of local, national and international tournaments.

The 2019 IWWF World Under 21 Waterski Championships was supported by Waterski & Wakeboard Canada, the national governing body for towed water sports in Canada, and towed by the all-new Ski Nautique.

The next big event will the 2019 IWWF World Waterski Championships   to be held 13th to 18th August 2019 in Putrajaya, Malaysia

Team Overall Winners: 1st Great Britain, 2nd Canada, 3rd Ukraine – photo by David Crowder

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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