YOONG, AGE 5, BECOMES YOUNGEST MONO SKI TRAINEE AT PUTRAJAYA
Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah, the 5 year old daughter of Hanifah Yoong and Nozie
Sulaiman followed their parents water skiing a few months ago starting with
kneeboarding. She became the youngest MWSF trainee to successfully drop her
ski to ski off in single ski on the 8th of February 2009.
Her determination to progress despite her very slight frame and unsuitable
skis for her height and weight is to be admired and she proves that 5 is not
too young to waterski in Malaysia.
The operator, WWWC, modified a junior double trainer with a back binding
moved up nearer to the front binding. After a few successful tries on the
rope attached to the boom, she soon ventured to drop her ski behind the
boat. She did it on her first try and now regularly drops her ski and ski
off successfully since the 8th of Feb 2009.
The MWSF under head coach, Phillipa Yoong, now has 24 trainees training on
single ski on the slalom course. Imagine that back in November 2008 before
the Putrajaya Waterski World Cup there was hardly any slalom skiers in
Malaysia. These 24 trainees' age ranged from 5 to 33 with 85% of them under
The first of the 4-round 2009 National Waterski & Wakeboard Championship
will kick off in Putrajaya on the 15th-16th May 2009. Rd. 2 will be held on
the 11th-12th Jul 2009 at the Mones Resort, with Rd. 3 scheduled in Sep 2009
also to be in the Mines Resort with dates to be confirmed. The final round
(rd 4) will be held in Putrajaya on the 17th-18th Oct.
To all wakeboard riders and waterskiers out there, please contact MWSF at
03-8926 1054 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on entries to the
"Waterski & Wakeboard is for all in the family from 4 to 80!"