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- 24. August 2010.

Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup Athletes in Korea's World Leisure Games Confirmed Today - World Champions And World Record Holders Included


On August 29th / 30th, the Waterski and Wakeboard World Cup series will celebrate the staging of its 30th Stop of this series in ChunCheon City, South Korea. As part of the first ever World Leisure Games, World Cup athletes from 17 countries will join over 13,000 athletes from 50 countries, scheduled to compete at this major inaugural international event. The 2009 World Wakeboard Championships were also successfully staged here at Uiam Lake just one year ago.
To qualify for this 30th Stop of the World Cup Series only the highest ranked athletes in the world made it through. On this occasion this will include the three disciplines of Wakeboard, Waterski Jump and Waterski Shortboard. MasterCraft will again supply the Competition Boats and technical support.
The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) has now confirmed the athletes who will compete. These include both World Record Holders and World Champions, plus many National Champions. As this is the first World Leisure Games ever staged, the TV coverage of the Games in South Korea will be extensive. This will provide a perfect stage for the large viewing audience to enjoy the skills of the very best performances of the World's highest ranked Wakeboard Riders and Waterskiers.
Apart from the TV coverage within South Korea of the World Leisure Games, the World Cup Stop at ChunCheon City will feature in both TV News Edits and a 26 minute edited highlights show which will be distributed to over 500 million viewers. Broadcast details, where available, will be published on the World Cup Website at : www.waterskiandwakeboardworldcup.com

Included in the high quality World Cup lineup are the following athletes :


Freddy Krueger USA - World Waterski Jump Champion and Record Holder


Aliaksei Zharnasek BLR - World Waterski Shortboard Champion


Iris Cambray FRA  - World & European Junior Shortboard Champion
Nicolas LeForestier FRA  - World Shortboard Record Holder


Clementine Lucine FRA  - World & European Shortboard Record Holder
Adam Fields USA - Reigning World Wakeboard Champion
Phillip Soven USA - World Cup Overall Season Wakeboard Champion
Raequel Hoffman USA - Reigning World Wakeboard Champion

Reports throughout the event will also be available at : www.waterskiandwakeboardworldcup.com


The timetable for the World Cup Stop in ChunCheon City is as follows :


Aug. 28 - SATURDAY


09:00 - Official Practice
13:00 - World Cup Opening Ceremony
14:00 - Official Practice
19:00 - Opening Ceremony World Leisure Games


Aug. 29 - SUNDAY


09:00 - Women Wakeboard Preliminary Round
10:30 - Men Wakeboard Qualifications
13:30 - Women Shortboard/Tricks Preliminary Round
14:30 - Men Shortboard/Tricks Preliminary Round
16:30 - Women Waterski Jump Preliminary Round
17:30 - Men Waterski Jump Preliminary Round


Aug. 30 - MONDAY


09:00 - Men Wakeboard Semi Finals
10:50 - Women Shortboard/Tricks Finals
11:40 - Men Shortboard/Tricks Finals
12:30 - Women Waterski Jump Finals
13:30 - Men Waterski Jump Finals
14:30 - Women Wakeboard Finals
15:30 - Men Wakeboard Finals
17:00 - Award Ceremony - Water Sports Park
19:00 - Farewell Party Bears Hotel

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