30th July 2018










The top 127 junior skiers from 26 countries will arrive in Toledo, Spain this week for the 2018 IWWF World Junior Waterski Championships to be held at the Sesena Waterski & Wakeboard Complex.

Neilly Ross (Canada) – photo by Des Burke Kennedy

The new 2019 Ski Nautique will make its debut for the first time at an IWWF World Titled waterski event and the stage will be set for skiers to perform at their best.

Current IWWF World Open Women’s Trick Champion and IWWF Female Athlete of the Year, Neilly Ross (CAN), is expected to win the girls’ trick title. Kennedy Hansen (USA), Malaysia’s Aaliyah Yoong, who placed 3rd at the 2018 US Masters, and Stanislava Prosvetova (UKR) are also in contention for a place on the podium.

Reigning IWWF World Junior Trick Champion Patricio Font (MEX), with a personal best of over 11,000 points, will be a strong favourite again to win the gold medal.  He will have the likes of Felipe Franco Belmont (PER), Federico Jaramillo (COL) and Alexander Samoilov (UKR) biting at his heels.

Luisa Jaramillo (COL), Kristen Baldwin (USA), Alexandra Garcia (USA), Kennedy Hansen (USA), Valeryia Trubskaya (BLR),  Neilly Ross (CAN) and Molly Ferguson (AUS) are expected to battle it out on the 11 metre line in the girls slalom event.

Patricio Font (Mexico) – photo by Des Burke Kennedy

Boys slalom will see the likes of Griffin Stange (USA), Federico Jaramillo (COL), Pavlos Nathanail (GRE), Tim Tornquist (SWE) and Thomas Witczak (FRA), all likely to be slugging it out on the 10.75 metre line length for the gold medal and a place on the podium.

In girls jump, Sofia Maksimenkova (UKR), Sade Ferguson (AUS), Stanislava Prosvetova (UKR) and Tianna Kosek (USA) are capable of jumping over 40 metres and in contention for a podium finish.

William Roberts (USA), Alexander Samoilov (UKR), Blake Keller (USA), Will Gibson (NZL), Tobias Giorgis (ARG) and Pol Duplan-Fribourg (FRA) will be looking to jump way beyond the 50 metre mark for a place on the podium, better yet for a gold medal in boys jump.


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Event Website: http://iwwf.sport/calendar/world-championships/2018-iwwf-world-junior-waterski-championships
Starting Orders & Results:  http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/18IWWF03/

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IWWF: http://www.iwwfed.com

About the IWWF:  The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed watersports and has 91 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 and Barefoot Waterskiing