4th July 2019
The IWWF World Under 21 Waterski Championships kicked off today at Shalom Park with two big scores in the preliminary round of competition.
In women’s slalom, Jamie Bull (CAN) carved out 5 buoys on the 10.75 metre line to lead the field. US Masters Champion and current World Junior Trick Record Holder, Pato Font (MEX), tricked 11,510 points to advance to the final as the #1 seed..
82 skiers from 21 countries have assembled at Shalom Park this 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.
Canada, the host country, won the team overall title at the 2017 IWWF World Under 21 Waterski Championships held in Dnipro, Ukraine and will be looking to defend their title.
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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