The 33rd World Water Ski Championships will go down in the record books as one of the most exciting and highest scoring worlds in the history of the sport.
The U.S. Elite Water Ski Team won the overall team gold medal and four U.S. water ski athletes combined to win five individual gold medals in respective events at the 33rd Water Ski World Championships, Nov. 26-Dec. 1, at Lago Los Morros in San Bernardo, Chile.
Lang’s trick world record of 10,180 points, which she performed at Imperial Lakes in El Centro, California, back in October, was approved a few days ago by the IWWF Tournament Council. At the age of just 18, Lang is one of the youngest skiers of all time to hold the world record. Watch her world record trick run below.
An 18 year-old girl tricks a new world record of 10,180 points, a 12 year-old tricks 7,150 points, a 16 year-old slaloms into 39 off, and a new Girls 3 and national slalom record for Chile gets broken by a 17 year-old. All these girls are so young with a bright and promising water ski future ahead of them.
This weekend, there were water-ski records falling left and right at tournaments across the United States for skiers from Chile, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. Even a pending world trick record was broken.
When beauty, agility and power come together into a trick run with effortless spins and numerous flips without hesitation, there’s nothing quite like it. Check out the final runs of the U-21 women’s trick podium: 1st Iris Cambray, 2nd Erika Lang, 3rd Giannina Bonnemann.
Day one of the 2013 U-21 World Water Ski Championships presented by WATERSKI delivered high-level skiing action in trick and slalom, and for the next three days there’s much more to come.
Erika Lang Hometown: Gilbert, AZ Birth Date: November 5, 1995 Height: 5′ 1″ Events: Slalom, Trick, Jump Sponsors: D3, Nautique Boats – CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: YEAR CONTEST 2013 Jr. Masters Trick Champion 2013 Tricks and Overal Jr. World Champion 2013 Winning Pro Women Tricks at World Cup 2013 Moomba Masters Trick Champion
When over one million residents of the City of Cali in Colombia turned out to greet the athletes from 101 Countries to the 2013 World Games, it was clear that this would be a very special experience for all involved.
Get to know young world-class trick talent Erika Lang: how she looks forward to breaking the world trick record this year, her junior vs. pro experience, and some memorable moments with her mom traveling to competitions around the world.