Here is a photo gallery of the Asian Water Ski & Wakeboard Championships held this year in Jakarta, Indonesia. These skiers and wakeboarders are passionate about the sport. It’s apparent in their eyes, in their smiles and in the superb organization of the event, which was sponsored by Nautique. Here’s what talented photographer Marian Malaquin had to say about the Championships: “Korea and Japan took the first spots while Indonesia and Malaysia are getting stronger with their team made of youngsters. Two of the most famous Asian skiers, Saaya Hirosawa and Jimin Jeong earned nothing less than 6 medals in Jakarta. Last but not least, 10 year old Malaysian skier Aaliyah Yoong-Hanifah became the youngest Asian Champion winning the trick event with the impressive score of 5690 points. Asian championships will be held next year in Bonney’s Park, western Australia.”
Let these images speak for themselves:
Jakarta’s water ski site where the 2013 Asian Championships were hosted.
Aiden Yoong Hanifah
Aiden Yoong Hanifah
Watching slalom from the stands.
Alex Yoong from Malaysia takes his cut towards the ramp jumping 36.9m (121 feet) to finish 12th in the Open Men Jump.
Saaya Hirosawa cutting towards the ramp.
Saaya Hirosawa cheering after winning Open Women’s Jump.
Jimin Jeong waves to the crowd after a solid 167 foot jump to take the win.
Jimin Jeong with Korean team mates.
Overall Open Women’s Podium: Saaya Hirosawa, Kamiya Harue, Jang Da-Hyeong.
Open Women’s Slalom Podium: Saaya Hirosawa from Japan wins with 2 at 32 off, Han Ah-Reum from Korean places 2nd with 1 at 32 off, and in third Christian Sasha from Singapore with 4 1/2 at 28 off.
U17 Girls Trick Podium: Yoong-Hanifah Aaliyah from Malaysia tricked 5050 points, Chow Arianna from Malaysia tricked 2830 points, and in third Priambodo Nur Alimah from Indonesia tricked 2830 points.
Open Men’s Jump Podium: Jimin Jeong from Korea jumped 51.1m (167 feet), Yamamoto Yuichi from Japan 46.7m (153 feet), Hagama Shunjiro from Japan 45.1m (148 feet)
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