Reprinted from http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/
By Bill Doucet
McClintock an obvious choice. Cambridge’s Whitney McClintock cheers during her quadruple gold medal win at the world championships in Calgary. She was named Cambridge Athlete of the Year tonight.
Times file photo
With such an illustrious list of Tim Turow Award nominees, it's hard to call anything a slam dunk.
Then again, no one had a year like Whitney McClintock. The 20-year-old water-skier won seven gold medals at world championships and six more at the Canadian championships, along with various other honours, to take home the Cambridge Athlete of the Year Award tonight at the annual Cambridge Sports Awards Banquet at the Cambridge Holiday Inn.
It was McClintock's second Tim Turow win, as she also took the crown in 2007.
McClintock was up against some lofty local names – Lindsay Carson (track), Lisa Leskien (ultra-marathon), Jackie Brown (freestyle skiing), Nathan Brannen (track), Ryan Ellis (hockey) and Bryce Davison (figure skating) – but no one dragged home the hardware like the University of Central Florida student.
Thanks to Adam Sedlmajer Tweeting this video http://twitter.com/AdamSedlmajer
This was a glorious day here in Putrajaya. Hot sunshine and good skiing conditions created the perfect welcome for our World Cup athletes as they arrived from 15 countries around the world. IWWF Homologator Nigel Talamo GBR and Organiser Hanifah Yoong and his team put the finishing touches to the Jump and Slalom courses as the sun set beyond the Putrajaya City skyline.
Enjoying the sunshine this afternoon were Ty and Rick Oppenlander USA, Clementine Lucine FRA, Marion Aynaud FRA, Danyelle Bennett USA, Aliaksei Zharnasek BLR, Herman Beliakou BLR, Nicolas LeForestier FRA, Freddy Krueger USA, Karen Truelove USA, Natalia Berdnikova BLR, Will Furze GBR/MasterCraft, Boris Laval FRA, Anais Amade FRA, Billy Susi USA, Aaron Larkin NZL, Jonathan Travers USA, Nick Parsons USA, Jodi Fisher GBR and Will Asher. Many more will arrive later tonight.
Natalia Berdnikova BLR created history – or at least pending history ! Competing in Central Florida today, Natalia scored 9080 points. This makes her the first woman in the world to ever score more than 9000 points.
Behind this extraordinary performance is a fascinating sequence of events. Natalia was injured a year ago. While working on her recovery, Clementine Lucine FRA also hit the headlines over and over again. We have lost count with the number of pending World Shortboard Records she scored. She did get a confirmed 8840 points to take the World Record – but also scored 8930 points which did not pass the Judges final decision. Certainly, World Cup star Clementine Lucine looked set to break that 9000 barrier. If the Judges confirm Natalia’s 9080 points today, her name will certainly enter the history books.
Story reprinted from IWSF.com
Putrajaya World Cup site is ready for the final Stop of 2009
The world’s top Waterski athletes from 15 countries are now converging on Kuala Lumpur’s International Airport for the short ride to Putrajaya. This will be the 29th World Cup Stop in the series. The Timetable and Webcast details for this last Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup Stop of the season have been released today. Both the Putrajaya Stop and overall World Cup season winners will be crowned at this beautiful tropical venue next Sunday evening immediately following the November 7/8 competition.
Putrajaya Corporation and the Malaysian Waterski Federation have provided some of the most attractive site facilities in the world at the Watersports Complex. Towering above the Waterski arena is the distinctive four storey all-glass Media and Judging tower. This will house the RTM TV cameras for national broadcasts, the World Cup Webcast Studio for global transmissions, the World Cup TV team plus the Judges and Officials. The World Cup TV Team will distribute a short TV News edit feature to 300 million viewers by Satellite on Sunday evening. This will be followed by a full edited TV show which will be distributed to 200 million viewers the following week.
The U.S. Under 21 Water Ski Team won the gold medal and four U.S. athletes earned individual medals at the 4th Under 21 Water Ski World Championships, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, in Chapala, Mexico.
The U.S. Under 21 Water Ski Team tallied 7,800.16 points in winning the overall gold medal for the third time. Defending champion France earned the silver medal, scoring 7,639.65 points, and Canada earned the bronze medal, tallying 7,451.64 points in the 24-team field.
Like a barge navigating the Mississippi, rainwater from Thursday's historic thunderstorm is drifting slowly and inevitably toward the southern end of Bossier Parish, with local officials racing to make preparations. Bla bla bla Yadda Yadda Yadda So lets to trick skiing!
Ward McLain does some trick water skiiing behind a pickup along Caplis-Sligo Rd. in Bossier City. (Submitted by Kim McLain)
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Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico - 28 Oct/1 Nov 2009
Men Slalom Travers Jonathan
Ladies Slalom Mcclintock Whitney
Men Tricks Poteau Alexandre
Ladies Tricks Mcclintock Whitney
Ladies Jump Chardin Nancy
Men Jump Worden Zack
Ladies Overall Mcclintock Whitney
Men Overall Worden Zack
The 4th Under 21 Water Ski World Championships continue Saturday in Chapala, Mexico. Results
Photos by Tiare Miranda
The 4th Under 21 Water Ski World Championships got under way Thursday in Chapala, Mexico. A four-member team and several independents are representing the United States at the biennial event that runs through Sunday. Results will be posted as soon as they become available.
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The 2009 U21 World Ski Championships will be held at Lake Boca Laguna in Chapala, Mexico. BocaLaguna is a 750 meter (2400 feet) man made lake built in 2007 to the specifications of the International Water Skiing Federation.
Boca Laguna is located next to the biggest lake of Mexico called Lake Chapala. Chapala, Jalisco is located 40 km from the city of Guadalajara (40 minutes drive) and only 20 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport.
The University of Louisiana-Monroe water ski team won its fourth consecutive Division 1 national title at the 31st Collegiate Water Ski National Championships, Oct. 22-24, at Ironwood Ranch in Arvin, Calif. The Warhawks tallied 12,080.0 points in winning their 22nd title in the history of the event. Alabama finished second, scoring 10,985.0 points.
Pictured above are the ladies of the Cal Poly Ski Team. Cal Poly did a fantastic job of hosting the event and deserves a big "Thank You" from the world of College Water Skiing.
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