24th February 2019

Lior Sofer (Israel) Photo by David Crowder

Over 180 riders from 28 countries made their way to Buenos Aires to compete in Junior, Senior, Seated (adaptive) and Open categories in the IWWF World Cable Wakeboard & Wakeskate Championships at Pampa Wake Park, Buenos Aires.

In the Open Women’s Final, defending  champion Julia Rick (GER) was in a class of her own, followed by Sanne Meijer (NED) the 2014 IWWF World Open Women’s Champion winning the silver medal and Aurelie Godet (FRA), 2nd place IWWF Shanghai World Cup winning the bronze.

17-year old Raphael Trinidad from the Philippines, competing in his first IWWF World Championships, surprised everyone by taking the open men’s silver medal and Ryan Peacock from Great Britain winning the bronze medal.  But seasoned competitor and defending open men’s IWWF world champion, Lior Sofer from Israel stood on top the podium again after a dominant performace throughout every round of competition.

France’s Clement De Premonville and Slovakia’s Zuzana Vrablova reclaimed their respective Open Wakeskate World titles. And Emanuele Pagnini  from Italys also defended his wakeboard seated world title.

Team France won the Team Overall Title with Germany taking the silver and Italy the Bronze medal.

Julia Rick (Germany)
Photo by David Crowder

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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
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