YOUNG MALAYSIAN SKIERS GO FOURTH IN ASIAN BEACH GAMES
November 23, 2014
The young Malaysian water skiers capped a successful Asian Beach Games outing by finishing a strong fourth in the team event.
Despite the absence of Arianna Chow, who missed the Games in Phuket with an injury, the team totalled 3,224.08 points from both the slalom and tricks events.
South Korea, who are the more complete team in the Asian region took the gold with 5,333.92 points while Japan collected silver with 5,125.95 points. Indonesia returned with the bronze on 4,033.08 points.
It is still a creditable finish for a Malaysian team made up of teenagers, with only 11-year-old Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah and 16-year-old Syahir Nasir contributing points in the slalom event.
Aaliyah also had the pleasure of defeating Jiang Hui of China again in the final of the women’s tricks event.
Aaliyah, who finished with a silver in the individual event and achieved a new personal best of 6,130 points on Friday, piled up 5,120 points ahead of Jiang Hui, who only managed 3,690 points.
The triumph means Aaliyah has bested the 22-year-old Chinese in three out of their four meetings in Phuket.
Aaliyah’s nine-year-old brother Aiden also made a good contribution by setting a new personal best of 2,820 points in the men’s tricks event final.
The strong showing and improvements by the skiers augur well ahead of the SEA Games in Singapore next June.
In the wakeboard category, Malaysia’s Cheah Hsu Ann and Jeff Oh helped the team to seventh placing.
Taken from The Star Online
AALIYAH BACK TO HER BEST IN ASIAN BEACH GAMES
November 22, 2014
Eleven-year-old water skier Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah is full of surprises. Just one day after missing out on a gold medal at the Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Aaliyah made amends by breaking her own personal best in the women’s team tricks event on Friday.
Aaliyah went to Phuket with two goals in mind – win a gold medal and rewrite her personal record of 5,920 points. Despite settling for silver in the women’s tricks event behind China’s Jiang Hui on Thursday. Aaliyah was back at her best once again – delivering an outstanding performance to rack up 6,130 points in the team preliminaries.
This is a new Asian Under-17 record for the pint-sized Aaliyah – and a huge achievement for someone so young.
Individual gold medalist and Asian champion Jiang Hui only managed 5,250 points to be placed second while Indonesia’s Nur Alimah Priambodo was a distant third with 3,420 points.
“It is almost better than winning a gold medal with a score under 6,000 points,” said Aaliyah.
Despite Aaliyah’s efforts, Malaysia stand a very slim chance of grabbing a medal as 13-year-old Arianna Chow was forced to miss the event after suffering an injury during training two weeks ago.
“In a team event, the final points are contributed by team members with the best three scores in tricks. It is very much an individual performance but the overall score will not be good enough without Arianna,” said Malaysian Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (MWWF) head coach Hanifah Yoong.
Taken from The Star Online
MALAYSIAN WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD TEAM PERPARES FOR 5TH OCA ASIAN BEACH GAMES IN PHUKET, THAILAND (18-23 NOV 2014)
November 15, 2014
Malaysia’s 4th Asian Beach Games Team had a photo session with Thow Simpson @ the Waterski & Wakeboard @ Putraya, Malaysia. The team leaves for the Games in Phuket on Monday, 17 November 2014
AALIYAH BAGS ASIAN UNDER-17 WATERSKIING TITLE IN PERTH
October 13, 2014
It was a day of mixed fortunes for young Malaysian water skiing talent Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah.
The teenager bagged her fourth straight Asian Under-17 title bu missed ou on defending her Asian Open category tricks event crown in Perth on Thursday.
The 11-year-old Aaliyah, who led the way in the first round of the Open category tricks event, fell 40 points short in her title defence as she could only manage 4,190 points in windy conditions to settle for the silver.
The final brought forward from Saturday to Thursday in order to replace the slalom events as the weather was deemed unfavourable for slalom. This saw China’s Jiang Hui taking the title with 4,230 points while New Zealand’s Rachel Donaldson finished third with 3,580 points.
Because it is a joint championship between the Asian and Oceanian federations, 13-year-old Malaysian skier Arianna Chow, who finished fourth in the Open category, also picked up a bronze courtesy of being the top three Asian competitions.
Aaliyah made amends for the silver by the winning the Under-17 category of the tricks event, leading Malaysia to a one-two finish en route to her fourth straight Asian Under-17 title.
Aaliyah took the gold with a 5,850 total while Arianna was second on 3,870 points.
Aaliyah’s younger brother – eight-year-old Aiden – also finished strongly in the Under-17 tricks event, with 2,250 points to take home a silver behind Indonesia’s Suprihono Dimas Ridho (3,170).
Taken by The Star Online
MALAYSIA'S WATERSKI TEAM READY FOR THE 2014 ASIAN OCEANIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
October 1, 2014
The Malaysian waterski team is about to wrap up its week long centralised training at Putrajaya in preparation for the 2014 IWWF Asian Oceanian Championships.
The biennial Asian Australasian championships will be held in Perth, Australia from 7th to the 12th of October 2014 with the team departing on the 6th of October.
Two international coaches were employed by the Malaysian Waterski & Wakeboard Federation to oversee the final preparations. Marian Malaquin from France is training the skiers in slalom, tricks & jump while Luke Thomas from Britain looked after the wakeboarders.
They are both happy with the performances of the athletes who had concentrated in getting their runs and jumps more consistent in the past week.
Spearheading the team will be Malaysia’s 11-year-old SEA Games champion, Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah, who will defend her current Asian Open Women tricks title which she won at Asian Championship in 2013 when it was held in Jakarta.
Other members of the 8-member strong team are Arianna Chow 13 (tricks, slalom & jump), Syahir Nasir 16 (slalom, jump & tricks), Jeff Oh 14 (wakeboard), Arinana Eimer 10 (wakeboard), Cheah Hsu Ann 26 (wakeboard) and Aaliyah’s two younger brothers Aiden 9 and Adam 7 who are both entered for the tricks event.
Team Manager, Hanifah Yoong said, “This team is an incredibly young team with the average age of only 13. This is because we are focusing on the younger athletes to build continuity for the future to follow Aaliyah’s route towards the top of the world in waterski and wakeboard.”
“This is the first major regional championship which the team does not comprise Malaysia’s veteran skiing stars of Phillipa Yoong who had retired last year and her brother Alex Yoong who is very busy with work commitments,” Hanifah added.
“For the Asian Oceanian championships, we are looking towards Aaliyah Yoong, Arianna Chow & Syahir Nasir to bring back the medals while the others are participating to gain experience as part of our development plan.”
Following the Asian Oceanian championships the team will resume training to participate in the next tournament which is the 4th Asian Beach Games in November to be held in Phuket, Thailand.
The Malaysia team’s trip is supported in part by the National Sports Council of Malaysia, Perbadanan Putrajaya and Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup Sdn Bhd while contributions from the athletes or their families made up the balance of funding.
'TRICKY' AALIYAH WINS ASIAN CUP WATERSKIING TITLE - MAKASSAR, INDONESIA
September 9, 2014
Youngster Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah added another feather to her growing list of achievements by winning the women’s tricks event at the IWWF Asian Cup water skiing championships in Makassar, Indonesia.
The 11-year-old, the reigning Asian champion and youngest-ever Malaysian SEA Games gold medalist, qualified for the final in first place with a score of 4,330 points on Sunday.
Aaliyah, who also won the Malindo Championships in Indonesia in April, then equalled the same score to take the gold. Japan’s Saaya Hirosawa finished second with a 3,520 total.
Up-and-coming youngster Arianna Chow clinched the bronze for Malaysia. The 13-year-old Arianna, who only started training with the Malaysian Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) two years ago, scored 3,410 points.
Aaliyah, however, was unable to finish on the podium in the women’s slalom. She was placed eighth.
Aaliyah, the world No. 8 in the Under-17 category, will now prepare for the Asian Oceanian Championships in Perth, Australia, from October 5-12.
Besides Aaliyah and Arianna, Malaysia will also send 16-year-old Syahir Nasir, eight-year-old Aiden Yoong Hanifah and six-year-old Adam Yoong Hanifah to compete in the water-skiing events. Two others ~ Cheah Hsu Ann and Arianna Eimer – will compete in the women’s wakeboard event.
Taken from The Star Online
4TH SAN GERVASIO FLIP & JUMP CONTEST, ITALY
August 5, 2014
Final results: Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah – 2nd in U17 Girls Tricks with 5,880 points achieved in Round 2, Arianna Chow – 3rd in U14 Girls with 3,510 points achieved in Round 4 and Aiden Yoong – 4th in U14 Boys Tricks with 2,610 points achieved in Round 1.
All three Malaysian skiers have now improved their World and Asian rankings further. Well done!
MALAYSIA EMERGE TOPS
April 30, 2014
Malaysia emerge tops with 5 gold medals followed by Indonesia with 4 and Thailand 3 at the Putrajaya Nautique Ski & Wake Championship on Sunday.
Organised by the Malaysian Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (MWWF), 10-year-old Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah won the Open Women’s Tricks. Her brother Aiden, 8, won 2 gold medals – boys U-12 tricks and novice men’s wakeboard, while Mia Kondrollochis, also 8, won the girls U-12 mini slalom and tricks in the age-group competition.
Gold for Indonesia came through Indra Hardinata in Open Men’s Slalom, Galuh Mutiara Mauldina in Open Women’s Wakeboard and Jump while veteran Maliki Zulkarnain won a gold in the Open Men’s Tricks.
Thailand picked up their gold medals through Padiwat Jaemjan (Open Men’s Wakeboard), Pattanan Pamonpol (Intermediate Women’s Wakeboard) and Thiemy Grappe (boys U-12 mini slalom.
Singapore bagged their sole gold medal through Kalya Kee in Open Women’s Slalom.
Britain’s Owen Huish, who attends school in Malaysia, won 2 gold medals in Intermediate Men’s Wakeboard and Novice Slalom, while Japan picked up a gold medal in the Open Men’s Jump courtesy of Masaaki Hamada.
Austria and New Zealand claimed the other 2 gold medals in the 18-event tournament through Peter Glaeser (senior men’s slalom) and Karen De Lacy (novice women’s slalom) respectively.
Putrajaya Corporation president Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat officiated the prize presentation ceremony along with the president of the Malaysian Waterski & Wakeboard Federation, Datuk Lee Teck Yuen.
2014 PUTRAJAYA NAUTIQUE SKI & WAKE CHAMPIONSHIPS: RESULTS
April 28, 2014
Results Tricks & Slalom
Results Tricks & Jump
2014 PUTRAJAYA NAUTIQUE SKI & WAKE CHAMPIONSHIPS: 25-27 APRIL @ WATER SPORTS COMPEX, PRECINCT 6, PUTRAJAYA
April 12, 2014 (Updated)
More than 70 skiers and wakeboarders from more than 9 countries in our region and elsewhere in the world are expected to participate in this prestigious 2014 Putrajaya Nautique Ski & Wake Championships which are open to foreign athletes.
A total prize money purse of RM10,000 will be up for grabs in this IWWF homologated “Ranking List” event.
Please request for entry forms and hotel booking forms at special rates at the Pullman Putrajaya by emailing MWWF’s Hanifah Yoong at email@example.com by stating full name, country and handphone number.
This event is held in conjunction with the 2014 IWWF Coaching & Judging Development Seminar to be held on 24-27 April 2014 in the Pullman Putrajaya Hotel.
Volunteers are welcome to also contact the MWWF via emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
More details will be available from time to time at our Facebook Page or at www.waterski.com.my – see you all at the event!
Malaysian Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (MWWF)
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2014 MALINDO JUNIOR CUP - JAKARTA, INDONESIA
March 23, 2014
We should be very proud of our junior skiers who represented our country in the 1st Malindo Cup in Jakarta past 4 days. We could only send 6 athletes out of the available 8 which each country is allowed to enter. The squad comprised Wong Quinn Wai (age 13), Adam Yoong Hanifah (7) and Mia Kondrollochis (8) in the U14 division with Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah (11), Syahir Asyraf (16) & Aiden Yoong Hanifah (9) representing us in the U17 division.
Indonesia has a most enviable junior development programme as the IWWA had more than 60 junior athletes in U17 and U14 from 8 regional waterski training centres to select their quota of 8 athletes to represent Indonesia.
We congratulate Indonesia for the fine performance to win the 1st Malindo Cup by snatching 8 Golds out of possible 11 with Malaysia winning Golds in U17 Girls Slalom and U17 Girls Tricks via Aaliyah and U17 Boys Slalom via Syahir. The final results also showed that had Arianna Chow 13 been able to make the trip, she would have a high probability of winning the U13 Girls Tricks and U14 Girls Jump.
One statistic remain in Malaysia’s favor as our 6 athletes selected to represent us has an average age of 10 while Indonesia’s 8 athletes has an average of 15. In the years to come, we are all going to witness a great annual competition for supremacy between our two neighboring countries.
Malaysia has for the first time sent these very young athletes to compete in all the 3 events of slalom, tricks & jump and we look forward to the younger ones who only attended the Malindo Cup doing a single event growing stronger to do 3 events very soon.
Well done all Malaysian team members! A big thank you to the IWWA and Bapak Danny Boestami ‘Debuz’ for a fantastic event and valuable experience for our young athletes. Let us all look forward to 2015 when it is Malaysia’s turn to host the 2nd Malindo Cup.
Under 17 Girls Results
Under 17 Boys Results
Under 17 Results
AALIYAH WINS SILVER IN U-17 GIRLS MOOMBA MASTERS
March 7, 2014
Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah, 10, wins silver in the finals at the U-17 Girls Tricks event in the prestigious Moomba Masters held on the Yarra River in downtown Melbourne yesterday, 6th March 2014.
She thus became the youngest ever skier to get a podium spot in 53 years of the history of this event which is attended by more than 200,000 spectators.
She also achieved a new personal best score of 5,920 points to better her Asian open women win set in last September’s Asian Championship held in Jakarta.
The winner of the U-17 is current world junior champion and current open women world champion Erika Lang from USA who is in her final year of the junior category of this event.
“I am really surprised I got second and broke my personal best score here as I was only aiming for a top 5 finish and many others older and more experienced than I had been participating in this e vent for a few years more than I,” said Aaliyah.
“The water conditions on the Yarra River is the most challenging compared to many other ski sites since we have to deal with flowing currents and mixed sea-water and fresh-water condition with wind added to that,” added Aaliyah.
Aaliyah will have a rest day today and will compete in the main category of Open Women Tricks on Saturday against the world’s top women skiers including 3 world champions and 2 world record holders.
She is seeded 8th out of 13 skiers invited to the Moomba Masters Open Women Tricks event. This means she is considered 8th best out of these 13 cream of world trick skiers from 8 countries.
She will need to ski as good as she did yesterday to get a chance to progress into the finals which will be held on Monday bank holiday of 10 March 2014 said her father Hanifah Yoong who coaches her and is in Melbourne with Aaliyah.
NAUTIQUE SKI & WAKE CHAMPIONSHIPS, 24-27 APRIL 2014
February 25, 2014
Make this date (27 April 2014) free and come to Precinct 6 @ Putrajaya to compete or watch the best regional skiers better each other ahead of the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore!
Watch this space for more details, entry forms and bulletins…
AALIYAH LANDS FIRST EVER BACKFLIO (BFLP) ON NEW 2014 SKI NAUTIQUE 200
February 18, 2014
AALIYAH GETS PRESTIGIOUS INVITE TO FAMOUS MOOMBA MASTERS IN AUSTRALIA
February 7, 2014
Malaysian Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (MWWF) announced this morning that their top women water skier, Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah, had received an invitation to one of the most famous professional waterski tournament, the 2014 Moomba Masters to be held in the city centre of Melbourne in Australia on the 5th to 10th of March.
Aaliyah, who can hardly be called a woman, will only turn 11 on the 16th of July this year, thus became the youngest competitor ever to be invited to a top notch pro waterski tournament.
Last year she became the youngest water skier to be invited for the Junior Moomba for the world’s top Under-17 water skiers. The Junior Moomba is run in the 2 days before the start of each year’s main Moomba Masters. She qualified for the finals and finished 7th in her debut in the U17 Junior Moomba last year.
The invitation came as a surprise to Aaliyah who exclaimed, “I never expected to be invited for the Moomba Masters this soon although I was looking forward to participating with this cream of the world in a few years’ time.”
“Wow, this is totally way out for me and I hope I can maintain my composure competing with multiple world champions like Clementine Lucine and Erika Lang and the lot!” she added.
The current Malaysian, South East Asian and Asian champion is not new to big events as she had been on the international circuit since 2010 when she as a tiny tot at 7 competed in her first international, the 2010 Asian Championship in Jakarta.
She is also currently ranked54th in the world amongst open women and 15th in the world for under 17 girls.
MWWF’s technical advisor and executive secretary Hanifah Yoong who is also one of Aaliyah’s coaches together with her half-sister Phillipa Yoong does not exect her to finish on the podium in her debut in the Moomba Masters but hopes that she will put up a credible performance, saying, “Her time to win will come later but for now the good news is that she can gain much experience from the very high profile world event which is watched by more than a 100,000 spectators lined up on the banks of the Yarra River in the centre of Melbourne in the Moomba Festival.”
“The MWWF is grateful for the continual support from the Malaysian National Sports Council, Putrajaya Corporation, Nautique Boats of USA, RipCurl, Nexus International School and other sponsors which enabled the continual development of Aaliyah, the other 9 very young athletes in the squad and the sport in Malaysia,” Hanifah added.
WATERSKI, WAKEBOARD, KNEEBOARD OR TUBING @ PUTRAJAYA MARINA, PRESINT 5
January 1, 2014
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