waterski will have a busy northern hemisphere winter
this 2011/2012 with skiers and riders from Germany, France, Korea, UK
and Japan doing their winter skiing and riding here between Dec 11 and
Here is the first arrival - Iris Friedrichfrom
Austria in action in Putrajaya on boxing day...photo byHenrik
Spranz, Germany who is also
training here in Putrajaya...
2011 NAUTIQUE IWWF ASIAN
WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS - INTERNATIONAL TV BROADCAST
The International TV
Programme for the 2011 IWWF Nautique Asian Championships (held in
Putrajaya, Malaysia from 5-9 Oct 2011) will be broadcast to 65
countries in Europe & Asia over 3 episodes x 25 minutes (instead of
the original plan of 1 episode x 25 minute) due to huge amount of good
SEA GAMES FINAL MEDAL TALLY
UP WITH TWO MORE GOLDS
Malaysia won the
final 2 golds in women overall secured by Phillipa Yoong and men
overall by Alex Yoong. Alex is the center of attraction today as he
upped his performances from the individual events a day earlier to win
comfortably from the favorite Zahidi Putu of Indonesia.
- women slalom, women overall Aaliyah Yoong
- women tricks Alex Yoong -
Phillipa Yoong -
Alex Yoong - men
slalom, men jump
Phillipa Yoong -
Fri, 18th NOV 11
AALIYAH YOONG, 8 - YOUNGEST
SEA GAMES GOLD MEDALLIST
Aaliyah, who came here as the reigning Asian junior champion, strutted
her way to a SEA Games record of 2,960 points to finish ahead of
Thailand’s Promsuntisit Sareeya (2,570). Aaliyah’s elder half-sister,
33-year-old Phillipa Yoong, claimed the bronze medal for Malaysia with
Phillipa also bagged home another silver in the women's jump while
as well claimed silver medal in the men's jump events yesterday.
Thu, 17th NOV 11
FIRST WATERSKI GOLD & SILVER
Phillipa Yoong wins Women Slalom gold for Malaysia and
sets new SEA Games record with a score of 1bouy @55kph 13m line.
Alex Yoong won a most unexpected silver in the Men
Slalom final by scoring a personal best of 4/58kph/14.25m since making
a comeback after a 13 year layoff.
Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah will see action in Women Tricks
Final at 11am.
Prize presentation is at 5pm today at the waterski
16th NOV 11
2011 SEA GAMES - MALAYSIAN TEAM NEWS SNIPPETS
1.0 Aaliyah Yoong topped the women tricks round 1 to enter the final
to claim the privilege to be the last to start in the final tomorrow
(Thursday 17.11.11) scheduled for 11.30am. She is Malaysia's hope for
a gold in this event which will see seven finalists from Singapore,
Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia.
2.0 Aaliyah's half sister Phillipa Yoong made a mistake and missed the
entry gate in her women slalom event round 1 today but nevertheless
made the final scheduled at 7.00am tomorrow Thursday 17.11.11. She is
still rated a firm favourite for the women slalom gold tomorrow.
Phillipa also reinforced her bid for her second gold in women overall
when she finished second in women jump round 1 and 3rd in women tricks
round 1 today.
3.0 Cheah Hsu Ann became Malaysia's first women wakeboard finalist in
an international wakeboard event when she qualified in the finals
today but finished 6 of 6 competitors in the final.
4.0 Alex Yoong finished joint 2nd men jump round 1, 4th in men tricks
round 1 and 3rd in men slalom round 1 after a 14 year layoff from
waterskiing. He only started training 6 months ago to prepare for this
SEA Games. Alex is able to deliver 2 silvers in men jump and men
Women Finals Result
Jaemjan (THA) 69.13
Jumruang (THA) 65.56
Christian (SIN) 60.12
THREE YOUNG SARAWAKIANS IN MALAYSIA WATERSKI TEAM FOR
The Malaysian Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (MWWF)
waterski team for the 26th SEA Games will depart for Palembang with
high expectations to outdo their last SEA Games performance of 1 gold,
1 silver and 2 bronzes in 1997.
The team is led by two veterans in Phillipa Yoong and
her brother Alex Yoong who were medal winners in 1997 with Phillipa
winning gold in women jump and 2 bronzes in women slalom and women tricks while Alex brought home the men
Also selected in the nine strong squad
are three young Sarawak youths who only started wakeboarding in
Kuching in June this year when the Sarawak Wakeboard World Cup held in
September included a programme to develop the sport in Borneo Malaysia.
The three who reside and attend school in
Kuching are Zahhar Shamsul Anuar age 16 and his two younger siblings,
Zaim age 10 and Qamarina age 14.
team manager for the SEA Games, Hanifah Yoong said, "Our team of 9
athletes with an average age of 18 selected by the OCM will be the
youngest team of all the 5 countries competing in waterski in
Palembang. This is a reflection of our 10-year junior development
programme which was started in Putrajaya in 2009 and expanded to
Sarawak this year," .
"Our trainees include children from as
young as 5 and after 3 years we can see the results coming through
from this programme with this young team." he added.
The other members of the waterski team
are eight year old Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah, Sophea Ayna Yein age 11,
Shamal Norman Rahman age 16 and Cheah Hsu Ann age 23. These four are
members of the original training squad groomed by MWWF with the
support of Perbadanan Putrajaya when the programme started in
Putrajaya in 2009.
The President of Perbadanan Putrajaya,
Tan Sri Samsudin Osman, handed the flag over to the team on Friday
11.11.11 in a simple ceremony at the city HQ.
For more info and daily updates from
Palembang: Please contact Puan Norzeela (Nozie) at: +6012 387 7115 or
by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
31st OCT 11
SARAWAK WAKEBOARD WORLD CUP INTERNATIONAL TV COVERAGE
WORLD CUPS STOPS TV DISTRIBUTED TO 500 MILLION VIEWERS
All 32 World Cup Stops to date (including
the Sarawak Wakeboard World Cup stop) are now 26 minutes of exciting
edited TV shows. Usually completed within days of the Podium
presentations, they are then issued globally to Broadcasters which
have a combined audience of over 500 million viewers. In some
respects, that is the easy part of the marketing mix !
Once distributed, finding out exactly
when each Broadcaster actually airs our World Cup TV shows is a
challenge which is just too big for many sports. For our World Cup
Stops, we are provided with some Broadcast schedules in advance –
usually in Europe, the popular SKYSPORTS schedules. As ever, the
reason why all schedules are not available in advance is usually a
cost one. Major sports have the resources to purchase both the
schedules in advance - and later the final broadcast certificates.
Here is a list of some of the
international TV broadcast schedule for the Sarawak Wakeboard World
Cup held from the 15-18 September 2011 in Kuching covering Pro Women
and Pro Men Wakeboard.
8, WINS HER FIRST INTERNATIONAL WATERSKI GOLD MEDAL
Yoong Hanifah could well be Malaysia's youngest medallist at the Sea
Games in Indonesia next month following her triumph in the junior
category in the under 17 girls Trick event at the Nautique Asian Water
Ski and Wakeboard Championship at the Lake Club in Putrajaya
The eight-year old Aaliyah, scored a
total of 3230 points to win the gold with Indonesia's Nur Alimah
Priambodo second with 2090 points and another Malaysian skiier Hanis
Azemi was third in 1120 points.
the youngest in the competition, also broke her own National record of
2470 points which she did at the World Championship in Moscow in July
and she still has the Asian Open event tomorrow where she is among the
But for now Aaliyah is basking in the
glory of her Asian Junior crown and of course she has set her sights
on the Sea Games at the Jakabaring Lake in Palembang next month.
"But don't forget she is still a very
young girl with a long future ahead of her. I am happy for her but she
is only eight years old. There is potential in her and she has the
full support of her family, which
is important to develop her career.
She will be up against more seasoned
competitors in the Open category on Sunday and I told her I am not too
concerned about her result. What I want is consistency and do the
things which she is trained for," said National coach Alan Atkins.
Palembang, Aaliyah together with her elder sister Phillipa Yoong, is
down for the trick events and they will be up against Thailand's
Sareeya Promsuntisit and Indonesia's Nur Alimah who are both here for
the Asian Championship.
The Philippines are said to have a
competitor for the event too in Palembang but the Filipinos are not
represented by their skiing team for the Asian meet. But Aaliyah's win
in the Asian Junior on Saturday, particularly over Indonesia's Nur
Alimah, coupled with her performance, has given her the confidence and
boost she needed to compete at a higher level.
In the boy's category, Indonesia's
Safaraldi Widodo won the gold with a total of 2250 points with teamate
Guruh Dwi coming in with the silver with 1730 points and the bronze
went to United Arab Emirates' Khaled Alali on 700 points.
7th OCT 11
PHILLIPA YOONG LEAD THE WAY
Phillipa Yoong lead the way in the Openladies
slalom qualifier in the Nautique
Asian Waterski and Wakeboard
Championship at the Lake Club here today.
old Phillipa , the bronze medalist in theprevious
championship in Jakarta last year, scored a total of 3.5 pointson
a 16 metre length rope to top the 11-competitor qualifying list today.
silver medalist HirosawaSaaya
was second on 2.5 points whileIndonesia's
Sholikah Thoyibhatus was ranked third on 4.5 points on a 18.25metrelength
A total of
six competitors make the final which will be contested on Sunday and
Xiahui, the defending gold medalist, is not with the Chinese team to
In the men's
slalom Open, defending champion Chiha Salvador of Lebanon, topthe
qualifiers' list and making him the favourite to retain his title.
South Koreans, Kim See Hyung and Kim Dongeon finished No 2 and No 3respectively
in the qualifying and will join nine others in the 12-men fieldfinal
Ladies Open tricks defending champion Yu Fei Song from China, topthe
qualifiers' list, collecting a total of 4860 points in the qualifiers
today with Japan's Hirosawa Saaya second on 3410 points.
Open tricks saw China's Long Fei Shi heading the qualifiers' listwith
4380 points Hagama Sujiro of Japan second on 4270 points and
M Zahidi is third on 3200 points.
of the men and ladies tricks will be held on Sunday.
Tue, 4th OCT 11
WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS -
NEW VENUE AT KELAB TASIK PUTRAJAYA WITH DIRECTIONS, SCHEDULE AND COMPETITORS LIST
The IWWF Wakeboard World Cup in
Kuching from Sept 15-19 has the potential to reach out to an
estimated 500 million audience worldwide.
And the figure, according to the International
Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF)
Ritschard, will speak well of
Sarawak's effort to put their
state capital on the world tourism map.
In his message to the local
organising committee, the Swiss based Kuno, said that hosting the
IWWF Wakeboard World Cup along the Kuching waterfront, will have a positive
"And with the live webcast provided throughout the
competition and our own television show created for the event, the
four-day event is expected to be watched by an estimated 500 million
audience world wide.
with the International Olympic Committee keeping a watchful eye on
the event with a view of making
wakeboarding an Olympic sport in the 2020
"All eyes will be on
Kuching for sure," added
The event will see the
participation of the top 32
wakeboarders, women and men, from 19
countries fighting it out for the total prize money of
Among them is the world's top three Harvey Clifford of
Australia; Andrew Adkison and Nick Jones of the USA in the men's
section while the top three women competitors, Raimi Merritt of the
USA, Amber Wing of Australia and Robbie Rendo of Argentina have also
19th July 11
IWWF WORLD WATERSKI
CHAMPIONSHIP DUBNA - DAY 2
Yoong Hanifah, at 8 the youngest competitor finished 3rd best Asian
today with 2420 points in Women Tricks to improve her Asian ranking from
6th to now 3rd. China's duo, Asian Champion Song Yu Fei 4730 points and
Hui Jiang 3400 points were 1st and 2nd respectively.
Yoong finished 4th best Asian with 2040 points. Aaliyah said, "Great to
beat my Japanese opponents to finish 3rd Asian as I was behind them last
year in Jakarta but disappointed to not score 3000 points as judging was
very strict for all."
18th July 11
IWWF WORLD WATERSKI
CHAMPIONSHIP DUBNA - DAY 1
Yoong scored 3.5 buoys @ 14m / 55kph to emerge 2nd best Asian after
China's Qin Xiaohui who scored 4 buoys @ 13m /55kph to maintain her
current no.1 Asian ranking. 3rd best Asian today is Saaya Hirosawa of
Japan with 3 buoys @ 14m / 55kph. Phillipa is delighted to improve on
her 3rd Asian ranking to 2nd.
The Malaysian Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (MWWF) will
be represented in a world waterski championship event for the first time
in 8 years.
Their team comprising Malaysia's waterskiing sisters
Phillipa Yoong, 33 and Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah, 8, will depart for Russia
tomorrow to compete in the IWWF Waterski Championship which will be held
in Dubna, a city, north of Moscow, from 18 - 24 July.
time Malaysia was represented in a world championship
event in waterski was in 1993 when the waterski world championship was
organised in Singapore.
The team manager accompanying the team to
Russia is Hanifah Yoong who is also the father of the skiing siblings
..... read more
With just 3
months to the 2011 Sarawak Wakeboard World Cup to be held on the 15-18
September at the the Kuching Waterfront, waterski & wakeboard activities
are set to become a reality in Kuching.
Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) and Waterski & Wakeboard World
Cup Sdn. Bhd. (WWWC), the organisers of the event have delivered a state
of the art brand new Mastercraft Pro Star 197 Tow Boat to Kuching last
week..... read more
Indonesia and Singapore topped the medals tally with four golds each in
the Putrajaya Waterski & Wakeboard Cups competition held in conjunction
with the National Youth Day celebrations in Putrajaya last weekend.
China grabbed two golds while Switzerland took home one gold.
The golds from Malaysia were won by Phillipa
Yoong in the Putrajaya Open Women Slalom Challenge, Aaliyah Yoong
Hanifah in Open Women Tricks, Hanis Azemi in U14 Girls Slalom and Hadi
Irfan Rahaizah in the U14 Boys Slalom ..... read more
The 2011 Sarawak Wakeboard World Cup to
be held on the 15-18 September at the the Kuching Waterfront is designed
to create a legacy for the sport for the first time in the State.
International Waterski & Wakeboard
Federation (IWWF) and Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup Sdn. Bhd. (WWWC),
the organisers will ensure that this legacy of the sport will be
achieved with the setting up of a new specialised Academy.
"Legacy building is the more difficult
part of our obligations," said Kuno Ritschard, President of IWWF .....
20th Apr 11 (Updated)
& WAKEBOARD CUPS (HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH KBS WATER SPORTS
CARNIVAL) - 27 TO 29 MAY 2011
Please note that this is
an MWWF homologated event and results are posted in the Asian Ranking
List and linked to the IWWF World Ranking List for slalom, tricks and
Entries to be
submitted before the dateline of
13th May 2011.
Please note that
2011 is an important year for Waterski & Wakeboard in Asia when 3 very
important events are also going to be held. These are the IWWF Sarawak
Wakeboard World Cup to be held in Kuching (16-18 Sep), the IWWF Asian
Championships to be held in Putrajaya (5-9 Oct) and the 2011 S.E.A.Games
to be held in Palembang (11-22 Nov).
As such this
opening event in Putrajaya, the Putrajaya Waterski & Wakeboard Cups will
be a IWWF homologated event for tournament and where the rankings of
Asian skiers and riders can be set and used for selection usage by the
national Federations and their National Olympic Committees. The key
officials shall all be IWWF qualified international judges for this
Please do contact
us should you need further information.
A new year is now well upon us and we have many exciting events and
coaching clinics lined up for you all in Putrajaya as well as in Kuching,
We have 2 new
Mastercraft boats coming our way. A
2011 Mastercraft Pro-Star 197 bound for Putrajaya and a 2011 Mastercraft
X-2 bound for Kuching for Sarawak’s first ever
MWWF Sarawak Waterski & Wakeboard Schoolwhich will operate as in Putrajaya 6
days a week from 9am to 5pm with effect from April 2011 ..... read more