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Other Water Sports - 21. September 2016.

World Cup Wakeboard stars arrive in Linyi, China for final Stop of 2016

This coming weekend will see the very best in the sport of Wakeboard from eleven countries competing for the coveted International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) World Cup title in what will be the 46th Stop of this highly successful global series. 


  
The World Cup programme kicks off this Friday at Noon with Pro Women’s Wakeboard Practice. The magnificent Linyi Waterfront Stadium was purpose built five years ago for the World Cup Series. Located in Shandong Province on the banks of the Yi River between Beijing and Shanghai, Linyi City’s history dates back over 2,400 years. Today it is a major Wholesaling centre in China.
On Saturday, the Riders will attend the Official Opening Ceremony on site at 09.00hrs – always quite a spectacular display on both land and water. This will be followed by the Quarter-Finals and Last Chance Qualifiers rounds. The following nations will be represented: Australia, Canada, China, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico and USA.
Weather forecasts are good with 26C / 80F and sunny skies predicted.
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. 
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