Disciplines included were waterskiing (slalom, trick & jump – open, masters <40+> and junior <17 & under>), wakeboard (open, masters <30+> and junior <14 & Under>) and wakesurf (open).
TE Wake N Ski, opened in 2004, is in its 15th year of operation. There are 3 lakes plus a river location with 4 slalom courses, one ski jump, four ski boats, 2 wake boats. Located in both the Pathum Thani and Ayutthaya Province, one hour North of central Bangkok, TE Wake N Ski offers waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing and every other towed watersport.
The outstanding waterski athlete of the week was Aaliyah Yoong from Malaysia who won the gold medal in open women’s slalom, trick, jump and overall, while settting a new pending Asian open women’s trick record 7,680 points.
Korea’s Shin Hyunjeong won the gold medal in open women’s wakeboard with China’s Xu Lu winning silver and Japan’s Otoha Kawahara taking the bronze. Yun Sanghyun completed the Korean sweep of gold medals ahead of fellow Kim Yunseo silver and Tatsanai Kuakoonrat winning the bronze.
Wakesurf was included for the first time in an IWWF Asian Championships with Chinese Taipei’s Yu Chen Chen and Hong Kong’s Cao Long Long winning the women’s and men’s gold medal. Hong Kong won the team overall medal.
Japan proved to be the dominant force in both the waterski and wakeboard disciplines by winning both the Max Kirwan Waterski and Wakeboard shields, the winners determined by the total overall team scores in junior, masters and open categories.