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|
|Under 21 Men Slalom Results|
|2||Jaramillo E. Federico||COL||2,00/58/10.75||3,00/58/10.75|
|Under 21 Ladies Tricks Results|
|Under 21 Men Tricks Results|
|Under 21 Ladies Jump Results|
|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|
|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|
|Under 21 Men Overall Results|
|Overall Team Final 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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