IWWF World Wakeboard Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina (18-24/03/2018)
23rd. March 2018 – Competition Day 5
The 5th day of competition commenced with the Under-14 Girls Final behind the Centurion Ri23 (https://centurionboats.com/boats/ri237/) at Puerto Escobar in Buenos Aires, Argentina. All the young riders in the final performed at a very high level, setting the stage for an exciting future for the sport. Australia’s Mackenzie Maccarthy (AUS) won the gold medal, narrowly edging out Xu Lu (CHN) silver and Alize Piana (CHN) bronze.
Under-14 Boys produced a new IWWF World Champion in the name of Maxime Roux (FRA), silver medal went to Jamie Huser (SUI) and bronze to Pablo Monroy (MEX).
There was a surprise in the Open Men’s Semi-Finals: David O’Caoimh (IRL) 2017 IWWF European & African Champion and one of the favourites to advance was the first big name rider to go down early in his run followed by another unexpected fall resulting in him missing tomorrow’s final. Nicolo Caimi (ITA) on the other hand was the surprise of the day, advancing to his first ever Open Men’s final in an IWWF World Championship. 2017 World Games gold medalist Shota Tezuka (JPN), 2017 World Games silver medalist Guy Firer, Nic Rapa (AUS) and Cory Teunissen (AUS) performed as expected to advanced to the final.