Round 3 of the Malaysian Championships

Sunday, July 18, 2010
Posted by Chris

Round 3 of the Malaysian Championships concluded yesterday (Sunday 18 July) at Putrajaya.

*         Sasha Christian of Singapore, Asian Women Wakeboard Champion,
took top podium spot in Wakeboard Open event against tough competition.
*         Kuwait participated for the first time in Malaysia, with a 7-strong contingent with a win by Falah Adel Al-Falah in wakeboard men novice.
*         Former Formula 1 racer, Alex Yoong, back in waterski competition, won the Jump event with 31m with little practice after a 13 year lay-off from waterskiing.
*         Former British Junior Champion, Mark Simmons, won Slalom Open event.
*         Malaysia’s head coach, Phillipa Yoong won Shortboard Open, second in Jump and Slalom.
*         Anakin Ali, 8, broke his own Malaysian boys’ Shortboard record with a score of 1040 points in his second ever tournament.
*         Shamal Norman of Malaysia scored an impressive 21.25m winning novice jump having only started jumping in March this year.
*         Youngest competitor in Round 3 six year old Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah rewrote Malaysian Girls’ Shortboard record with 960 points.
*     IWWF Asian Australasian Oceanian Confederation President, Paul Fong, announced that the IWWF AAO will consider MWWF’s bid for the 2011 IWWF Asian Waterski & Wakeboard Championship.
*         Putrajaya City’s President, Tan Sri Samsudin Osman, graced the presentation ceremony and gave away medals to winners.
*         China’s national shortboard coach and world’s top 10 ranked shortboard skier with 6,800 points to her credit, E Min, evaluated Malaysia’s junior shortboard skiers at Round 3 and offered support to coach
Malaysia’s skiers.
Statistics of entries::
Singapore (SIN) - 17, Kuwait (KUW) - 7, Indonesia (INA) - 6, Great Britain
(GBR) - 4, France (FRA) - 5, Japan (JPN) - 1, Canada (CAN) - 2, Malaysia
(MAL) - 40. 
Gold Medal winners:
Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah 6+ (MAL) in shortboard girls under 15, Yerikho Tobias
Sinaga 13+ (INA) in shortboard boys under 15, Phillipa Yoong (MAL) in
shortboard men & women open, Shamal Norman (MAL) in jump men & women novice,
Alex Yoong (MAL) in jump men & woen open, Kalya Kee (SIN) in wakeboard men &
women intermediate, Nadya Atalia Sinaga (INA) in wakeboard women novice,
Falah Adel Al-Falah (KUW) in wakeboard men novice, Styfany Foo (SIN) in
wakeboard women intermediate, Jeremy Chng Chee Kiang (SIN) in wakeboard men
intermediate, Nadiah Nasir 14+ (MAL) in slalom girls under 15, Shamal Norman
(MAL) in slalom boys under 15, Hadi Irfan Rahaizah (MAL) in slalom boys &
girls under 10, Mark Simmons (GBR) in slalom men & women open, Sasha
Christian (SIN) in wakeboard men & women open.
Gold medals table:
Malaysia - 7, Singapore - 4, Indonesia - 2, Kuwait - 1, Great Britain - 1.
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