In March this year, Rodrigo Miranda (CHI) has won gold in both the Men’s Jump and the Men’s Overall competition at the IWWF Pan American Waterski Championships. This he did on his home ground, at Lago Los Morros in Chile.
He is the World Games’ Athlete of March 2019!
Rodrigo Miranda from Chile Photo by David Crowder
Rodrigo Miranda has four medals from The World Games: silver from 2005, 2013 and 2017 and gold from 2009. After The World Games 2017, he said “I am always looking for gold, but I’m happy with my jumps and the 2nd place”. Perhaps he will taste gold again in 2021!
For Rodrigo Miranda, waterskiing is a family sport: all his three children waterski, and Miranda’s biggest rival in competitions is his brother – Felipe Miranda! Rodrigo Miranda’s eldest son Martin is Latin American Champion in Waterski Tricks, and the younger children have started waterskiing with Rodrigo while sleeping in a baby carrier!
The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 15-25 July 2021. 3,600 athletes from over 30 sports and 100 countries will take part in the Games.