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Catch our waterski stars in action

 Press Release

The Malaysian Waterski & Wakeboard International to be held in Putrajaya's Presint 6 Water Sports Complex this weekend has drawn some of the best skiers in the world to compete with Malaysia's top skiers.
Sara Vesterlund, the Swedish U21 slalom champion and Singapore's Kalya Kee will be the main challengers for Malaysia's SEA Games double gold medallist and Asian slalom champion Phillipa Yoong in the women's slalom event.

Thailand has entered Asian wakeboard champion and SEA Games gold medallist Padiwat "Bomb" Jaemjan, who is not a stranger to Putrajaya as he had graced the competition here two years ago to thrill the spectators with his fantastic air tricks.

Guy Tanaka at 13 years of age and touted the boy wonder of wakeboard from Singapore will give "Bomb" a tough fight in the open men's event.

Malaysia's own wonder girl, nine-year-old Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah (pic) and destined for world rankings, will fight to retain her Malaysian tricks title against her sister Phillipa and the Indonesian duo of Pupul Endhar and Siti Nurkarimah.

A total of 54 entries have been received from competitors from Sweden,  Belgium, France, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, Switzerland, Great Britain and Malaysia.

Another great attraction not to miss the event, is the appearance world number 2 trick skier  and European champion, Alex Poteau of France.

The 21-year-old will make his presence as a guest demo skier and it will be an act not to be missed.

He is fancied to be the new world tricks champion in next year's world championships

And an added attraction for a family outting this weekend to Putrajaya besides water actions from top competitors and guest appearance, is that the organisers MWWF is giving out 100 free waterski lessons to children who attend.

Those eligible are children 12 year old and below. All their parents need to do is to fill up their personal details in the forms available at the competition site and submit these forms at the competition site before 11am on Sunday 11 November.

The draw for the lucky 100 winners will be made at 4.30pm.

The finals of the 12 exciting events will be held on Sunday from 8am to 4pm and admission is free.

Free tube and banana boat rides for spectators are also on offer during the lunch break today.


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