Australia and USA have certainly fielded top quality Riders with both experience and past performances on their sides. Included from Australia will be Cory Teunissen, Dean Smith, Tony Iacconi, Nicolas Rapa, Chloe Mills and Amber Smith. Cory Teunissen has to be a hot favourite having taken the previous World Cup title plus the 2016 Nautique Wake Series in Toronto a few weeks ago. The very strong contingent of USA Riders will include Steel Lafferty, Daniel Powers, Mike Dowdy, Daniel Thollander, Tarah Benzel Mikacich and Taylor McCullough. Both Taylor McCullough and Tarah Benzel Mikacich are rarely off the podium and expected to push hard for honours at this World Cup Stop.
On Sunday, a Waterski Show will start the day at 09.00hrs, followed by the Wakeboard Semi-Finals and Finals. The Awards Ceremony at the Grandstand is scheduled for 15.45hrs. Full details will be published after the weekend.
Supported by China Water Sports Administration and the Chinese Water Ski Association, the IWWF’s World Cup Series has developed close relationships with many cities throughout China over the past decade including Changshu, Beijing, Shanghai, Linyi, Liuzhou, and at the Olympic Games site in Shunyi.