PUTRAJAYA WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD
December 17, 2011
Putrajaya 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 December 11 and March 12.
Here is the first arrival – Iris Friedrich from Austria in action in Putrajaya on boxing day … photo by Henrik Spranz, Germany who is also training here in Putrajaya…
2011 NAUTIQUE IWWF ASIAN WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS - INTERNATIONAL TV BROADCAST SCHEDULE
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 minutes) due to huge amount of good footages.
2011 SEA GAMES WATERSKI MEDIA EXPOSURE
November 21, 2011
SEA GAMES FINAL MEDAL TALLY UP WITH TWO MORE GOLDS
November 18, 2011
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 favourite Zahidi Putu of Indonesia.
Final Waterski Medal Tally
Phillipa Yoong – women slalom, women overall
Aaliyah Yoong – women tricks
Alex Yoong – men overall
Phillipa Yoong – women jump
Alex Yoong – men slalom, men jump
Phillipa Yoong – women tricks
AALIYAH YOONG, 8 - YOUNGEST SEA GAMES GOLD MEDALLIST
November 18, 2011
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 1,860 points.
Phillipa also bagged home another silver in the women’s jump while Alex Yoong as well claimed silver medal in the men’s jump events yesterday.
FIRST WATERSKI GOLD & SILVER FOR MALAYSIAN TEAM
November 17, 2011
Phillipa Yoong wins Women Slalom gold for Malaysia and sets new SEA Games record with a score of 1 buoy @ 55kph, 13m line.
Alex Yoong won a most unexpected silver in the Men Slalom final by scoring a personal bestt 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 site.
2011 SEA GAMES - MALAYSIAN TEAM NEWS SNIPPETS
November 16, 2011
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 the SEA Games. Alex is able to deliver 2 silvers in men jump and men overall.
WAKEBOARD MEN FINALS RESULT
1. Padiwat Jaemjan (THA) 69.13
2. Bunyalo Jumruang (THA) 65.56
3. Matthew Christian (SIN) 60.12
4. Alek Hanief (INA) 49.12
5. Andy Huang (SIN) 44.79
6. Mark Griffin (PHI) 43.80
WAKEBOARD WOMEN FINALS RESULT
1. Sasha Christian (SIN) 60.45
2. Kalya Kee (SIN) 40.23
3. Samantha Bermudez (PHI) 36.46
4. Apassom Akaraisayapo (THA) 35.68
5. Saranya Wainitra (THA) 33.46
6. Cheah Hsu Ann (MAS) 30.67
THREE YOUNG SARAWAKIANS IN MALAYSIA WATERSKI TEAM FOR SEA GAMES
November 11, 2011
The Malaysian Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (MWWF) waterski team for the 26th SEA Games will depart from 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 tricks silver. Also selected in the nine strong squad are three young Sarawak youthhs 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 Shamsui Anuar age 16 and his two younger siblings, Zaim age 10 and Qamarina age 14.
MWWF’s 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 toriginal 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
2011 SARAWAK WAKEBOARD WORLD CUP INTERNATIONAL TV COVERAGE
October 31, 2011
WORLD CUPS STOPS TV DISTRIBUTED TO 500 MILLION VIEWERS
All 32 World Cup Stops to date (including the Sarawak Wakeboard World Cup stop) are no 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 costly 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 in 2011 in Kuching covering Pro Women and Pro Women Wakeboard.
Pro-Womens Wakeboard Highlights @ Kuching IWWF World Cup 2011 – 13mins
Pro-Mens Wakeboard Highlights @ Kuching IWWF World Cup 2011 – 13mins
2011 NAUTIQUE IWWF ASIAN WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS
October 10, 2011
AALIYAH, 8, WINS HER FIRST INTERNATIONAL WATERSKI GOLD MEDAL
October 10, 2011
Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah could well be Malaysia’s youngest medallist of 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 yesterday. The eight-year-old Aaliyah scored a total of 3,230 points to win the gold with Indonesia’s Nur Alimah Priambodo second with 2,090 points and another Malaysian skier Hans Azemi was third in 1,120 points. Aaliyah, the youngest in the competition, also broke her own National record of 2,470 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 six finalists.
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 competitions in the Open category ono 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.
In Palembang, Aaliyah together with her elder sister Phillipa Yoong, is down for the tricks event 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 2,250 points with teammate Guruh Dwi coming in with the silver with 1,730 points and the bronze went to United Arab Emirates’ Khaled Alali on 700 points.
MALAYSIA'S PHILLIPA YOONG LEAD THE WAY
October 7, 2011
Malaysia’s Phillipa Yoong lead the way in the Open ladies slalom qualifier in the Nautique Asian Waterski and Wakeboard Championship at the Lake Club here today.
The 32-year-old Phillipa, the bronze medalist in the previous championship in Jakarta last year, scored a total of 3.5 points on a 16 metre length rope to top the 11-competitor qualifying list today. Defending silver medalist Hirosawa Saaya was second on 2.5 points while Indonesia’s Sholikah Thoyibhatus was ranked third on 4.5 points on a 18.25 metre length rope. A total of six competitors make the final which will be contested on Sunday and China’s Qin Xiahui, the defending gold medalist, is not with the Chinese team to the championship this time.
In the men’s slalom Open, defending champion Chiha Salvador of Lebanon, top the qualifiers’ list and making him the favourite to retain his title. The two South Koreans, Kim See Hyung and Kim Dongeon finished No 2 and No 3 respectively in the qualifying and will join nine others in the 12-men final on Sunday.
In the Ladies Open tricks defending champion Yu Fei Song from China, top the qualifiers’ list, collecting a total of 4,860 points in the qualifiers today with Japan’s Hirosawa Saaya second on 3,410 points.
The men’s Open tricks saw China’s Long Fei Shi heading the qualifiers’ list with 4,380 points Hagama Sujiro of Japan second on 4m270 points and Indonesia’s Putu M Zahidi is third on 3,200 points. The finals of the men and ladies tricks will be held on Sunday.
2011 ASIAN WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS - NEW VENUE AT KELAB TASIK PUTRAJAYA WITH DIRECTIONS, SCHEDULE AND COMPETITORS LIST
October 4, 2011
2011 SARAWAK WAKEBOARD WORLD CUP INFO
September 13, 2011
KUCHING IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD
September 9, 2011
The IWWF Wakeboard World Cup in Kuching from September 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) president Kuno 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 impact.
“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 worldwide. What more with the International Olumpic Committee keeping a watchful eye on the event with a view of making wakeboarding an Olympic sport in the 2020 games. All eyes will be on Kuching for sure,” added Kuno.
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 US$100,000. Among them is the world’s top three Harvey Clifford of Australia, Andrew Addison 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 confirmed participation.
IWWF WORLD WATERSKI CHAMPIONSHIP DUBNA - DAY 2
July 19, 2011
Malaysia’s Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah, at 8, the youngest competitor finished 3rd best Asian today with 2,420 points in Women Tricks to improve her Asian ranking from 6th to now 3rd. China’s duo, Asian Champion Song Yu Fei 4,730 points and Hui Jiang 3,400 points were 1st and 2nd respectively.
Malaysia’s Phillipa Yoong finished 4th best Asian with 2,040 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 riot score 3,000 points as judging was very strict for all.”
IWWF WORLD WATERSKI CHAMPIONSHIP DUBNA - DAY 1
July 18, 2011
Malaysia’s Phillipa Yoong scored 3.5 buoys @ 14m / 55kph to emerge 2nd best Asian after China’s Qin Xiaohui who scored 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.
MWWF SENDS TEAM TO WORLD WATERSKI CHAMPIONSHIP IN RUSSIA
July 15, 2011
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.
The last 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 HERE
WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD ACTIVITIES BECOME A REALITY IN KUCHING WATERFRONT AND WILL BENEFIT TOURISM
June 6, 2011
With just 3 months to the 2011 Sarawak Wakeboard World Cup to be held on the 15-18 September oat the Kuching Waterfront, waterski & wakeboard activities are set to become a reality in Kuching.
International Waerski & 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 HERE
MALAYSIA TOOK FOUR WINS IN PUTRAJAYA WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD CUPS SIBLINGS PHILLIPA & AALIYAH BROKE NATIONAL RECORDS
May 31, 2011
Malaysia, 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 HERE
2011 PUTRAJAYA WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD CUPS OFFICIAL RESULTS
May 30, 2011
2011 SARAWAK WAKEBOARD WORLD CUP TO BUILD LEGACY OF WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD SPORT FOR THE PEOPLE AND TOURISTS OF SARAWAK
May 21, 2011
The 2011 Sarawak Wakeboard World Cup to be held on the 15-18 September at 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 Kuna Ritschard, President of IWWF ….. read more HERE
PUTRAJAYA WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD CUPS (HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH KBS WATER SPORTS CARNIVAL) - 27 TO 29 MAY 2011
April 11, 2011 (Updated)
Updated Bulletin 1
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 jump.
Entries to be submitted before the deadline of 13 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 SEA 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 event.
Please do contact us should you need further information.
MWWF NEWSLETTER 01/11
January 20, 2011
Dear Waterski & Wakeboard Friends,
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, Sarawak!
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 School which will operate as in Putrajaya 6 days a week from 9am to 5pm with effect from April 2011 ….. read more HERE
SARAWAK WIN BID TO STAGE 2011 WAKEBOARD WORLD CUP
January 18, 2011
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