18th August 2018
IWWF President, Jose Antonio Perez Priego, attending his first IWWF Baredoot Worlds, took to the water and showed his enthusiasm for all towed water sports by performing his first successful barefoot start on a short rope.
Jose Antonio is the current IWWF Latin American Senior Men’s Waterski Slalom Champion and holds the Mexican Senior Slalom Record.
During a break in competition at the 2018 IWWF World Barefoot Water Ski Championships and coached by David Small from Great Britain, who won Gold medals in Open Men’s Slalom, Trick & Overall, Jose Antonio confidently barefoot skied up and down Dream Lake and now plans to compete in the next IWWF Barefoot Worlds in Australia in 2020!
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