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Sasha wins bronze at WWC 2007  
   
29 July 2013
Temasek Polytechnic Wins 4th Team Overall Title At The 2013 Rip Curl Singapore National Inter Varsity & Polytechnic Wakeboard Championships

Temasek Polytechnic won it’s 4th Team Overall Title at this past weekend’s 2013 Rip Curl Singapore National Inter Varsity & Polytechnic Wakeboard Championships held at Bedok Reservoir.

60 competitors representing the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), Temasek Polytechnic (TP), Singapore Polytechnic (SP), Republic Polytechnic (RP) and Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) competed for national individual and team titles.

Temasek Polytechnic’s riders helped their team win the overall team title by winning one gold medal, two silver medals and two bronze medals to narrowly edged out SMU by 5 points. SMU won two gold medals and one silver medal to place second, and SIM won one gold medal and two bronze medals to place third. Temasek Polytechnic has now won the team overall title more than any other tertiary institution.

Andy Huang from the National University of Singapore won the individual Men’s Freeride event and Denise Wong from Singapore Management University (SMU) won the Women’s Freeride event.

Teams from the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Temasek Polytechnic competed in the first Singapore National Inter Varsity & Polytechnic Championships at Sentosa Cove in 2002. Since then, the Rip Curl Singapore National Inter Varsity & Polytechnic Wakeboard Championships were held annually at Kallang Riverside Park till 2010, and at Bedok Reservoir from 2011 to 2013.

The 2013 Rip Curl Singapore National Inter Varsity & National Wakeboard Championships had the support of the following sponsors and partners: Rip Curl (Title Sponsor), Red Bull (Official Energizing Partner), Skull Candy (Official Headphones), Forest Adventure (Event Partner), Ski360 (Event Partner), Wawawa - Bistro by the Reservoir (Official Prize Giving Venue) and PUB (Venue Sponsor).

Click here for the results.


 

11 July 2012
Safe Waterskiing & Wakeboarding Guide

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Sasha wins bronze at WWC 2007  
November 2011
Singapore Wins Gold, Silver and Broze Medals at 2011 SEA Games

Waterskiing made a comeback to the SEA Games sports programme after a 14 year absence, with wakeboarding making it's debut for the first time, and the Singapore team did not disappoint and returned home with gold, silver and bronze medals. Team Singapore comprised of Sasha Christian (Gold in Women's Wakeboarding / Silver in Women's Slalom / Silver in Wakeboard Team Overall / Bronze in Waterski Individual Overall), Kalya Kee (Silver in Women's Wakeboarding / Silver in Wakeboard Team Overall), Max Christian (Bronze in Men's Wakeboarding / Silver in Wakeboard Team Overall), Andy Huang (Silver in Wakeboard Team Overall), Jerald Foo (Silver in Wakeboard Team Overall), Geoffrey Kee (Team Captain) and Paul Fong (Team Manager/Coach).

 

28 July 2011
Help Get Wakeboarding Into The 2020 Olympics

Earlier this month cable wakeboarding was one of eight sports announced by the International Olympic Committee to be considered for the 2020 Games. On behalf of the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF), we request for your help to get the sport of wakeboarding in the Olympics!

Please take a moment to vote for wakeboarding in a poll of which sport will, in 2013, be voted into the 2020 Olympics.

Please cast your vote and pass this link on to everyone in your community!
Thanks for your support.

 

28 April 2011
2011 SEA Games Selection Notice

2011 SEA Games Selection Notice

2011 SEA Games Trial - Athlete Forms

 

07 March 2011
SWWF adopts Anti-Doping Rules

Read Anti-Doping Statement

Visit Anti-Doping Singapore Official Website

 

Sasha wins bronze at WWC 2007  
27 October 2010
17-year-old Sasha Christian becomes only the second Asian athlete to be signed on by the world's leading energy drink

Read press release

 

9 July 2010
Temasek Polytechnic Reclaims Team Overall Title At The 2010 Rip Curl National Inter Varsity Polytechnic Wakeboard Championships

Temasek Polytechnic won it’s 2nd consecutive Team Overall Title in this past weekend’s 2010 Rip Curl National Inter Varsity Polytechnic Wakeboard Championships held at Kallang Riverside Park. 70 competitors representing the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), Temasek Polytechnic (TP), Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Republic Polytechnic (RP) were in action on the water, and competing for national individual and team titles. Temasek Polytechnic’s strongest challenge came from the Republic Polytechnic, placing in the top 3 for the first time (2nd Overall) and the National University of Singapore (3rd Overall). But with Temasek Polytechnic’s team riders winning one gold and three bronze medals, they helped defend their title. Jerald Foo, from Temasek Polytechnic, won the individual Men’s Freeride event and Melissa Wong from the National University of Singapore won the Women’s Freeride title for the third year in a row. Teams from the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Temasek Polytechnic competed in the first National Inter Varsity Polytechnic Championships at Sentosa Cove in 2002. Since then, the Rip Curl Inter Varsity Polytechnic Nationals have been held annually at Kallang Riverside Park.

The Rip Curl National Inter Varsity National Wakeboard Championships has the support of the following sponsors and partners: Flash N Splash (Main Sponsor), Red Bull (Official Energizing Partner), Wave House (Official Prize Giving Venue), Mastercraft (Official Tow Boat) and PUB (Venue Sponsor).

FINAL RESULTS

WOMENS' NOVICE FINAL
1) Nurfaslinda Ja'afar
2) Sarah Quek
3) Tan Yi Xiang

MENS' NOVICE FINAL
1) Mark Tan Jun Siong
2) Lee Wei Jia
3) Ng Jian En

MENS' INTERMEDIATE FINAL
1) Tam Jiaming
2) Samuel Lee
3) Andrew Ann

WOMENS' FREERIDE FINAL
1) Melissa Wong
2) Vania Lim
3) Natalie Koh

MENS' FREERIDE FINAL
1) Jerald Foo
2) Andy Huang
3) Parvinder Singh

WOMENS' ALUMNI FREERIDE FINAL
1) Jane Tan
2) Tan Chin Ying
3) Tham Phui Yuen

MENS' ALUMNI FREERIDE FINAL
1) Leslie Lim
2) Benjamin Tay
3) Evan Tay
TEAM
SIM
SP
NTU

TEAM
RP
NUS
SP

TEAM
SIM
RP
TP

TEAM
NUS
SMU
TP

TEAM
TP
NUS
TP

TEAM
SMU
SIM
TP

TEAM
TP
SMU
TP
SCORE
26.34
24.67
23.44

SCORE
30.89
29.89
28.33

SCORE
34.13
33.35
30.35

SCORE
35.02
32.80
28.79

SCORE
53.67
43.12
38.67

SCORE
39.34
30.37
24.80

SCORE
34.36
32.83
25.23

POS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Team Overall
Temasek Polytechnic (TP)
Republic Polytechnic (RP)
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)
Singapore Management University (SMU)
Singapore Polytechnic (SP)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Points
360
360
350
308
262
185
142
Tie Breaking Score
45
30

* best 6 scores
* max. 2 scores from each division
*** min. 1 score from each division


Note: 7th score used to break tie for 1st & 2nd Place

Full Results available at http://ivpwb.swwf.org.sg

 

05 June 2010
Singapore National Wakeboard Team Trials

 

15 September 2009
New Name And Logo For Major Water Sports Federation
The International Water Ski Federation (IWSF) was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. As the world governing body for Towed Water Sports, it is also recognized as the sole authority for both Waterski and Wakeboard by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IWSF represents 90 National Federations in Asia / Australasia, Europe, Africa, Middle East, North America, Central America and South America, with approximately 52,000 competitors and 30 million active participants.

Following careful consideration and a half-century of development and growth, the Executive Board of the IWSF announced that the name International Water Ski Federation (IWSF), will immediately be changed to: INTERNATIONAL WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD FEDERATION (IWWF)

In keeping with this name change, the Executive Board has also released a totally new Logo for the Federation, designed by Boris Dallafontana of Mexico and Italy. The existing Federation Website will continue as before and can now be accessed also at: http://www.iwwfed.com

The Executive Board highlighted six reasons for these changes, as follows :

1.
To more clearly reflect the fact that the IWWF is the international governing body for both waterskiing and wakeboarding as recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

2.
To help create new commercial opportunities - sponsorship, membership, etc.

3.
To increase public awareness of all towed water sports

4. To further increase the number of affiliated federations which have a  strong wakeboard focus

5.
To help increase the number of young male and female  participants

6.
To further encourage the inclusion of more cable-waterski and  cable-wakeboard parks - with an estimated 220 parks currently in operation  worldwide with over one million participants

 

Sasha wins bronze at WWC 2007
 
04 November 2007
Sasha Christian Wins Asian Wakeboard Championships In Korea
(Chuncheon City, Korea – 29th August 2009) – Sasha Christian’s best ever competitive performance earned herself a gold medal at the 2009 Asian Wakeboard Championships held in Chuncheon City, Korea this past weekend.

Sasha, representing Singapore, put together a flawless routine of tricks to beat Asia’s best female riders which included China’s Chen Li Li, the 2008 Asian Champion, and Japan’s Miku Asai who recently placed 3rd in the 2009 World Games in Taiwan.

  Womens' Final Results Country Score
1 Sasha Christian SIN 45.43
2 Chen Lili CHN 44.46
3 Ai Takenouchi JPN 33.23
4 Miku Asai JPN 26.67
5 Wan Weidan CHN 19.23
6 Hong Seung Hyun KOR 15.67

 

08 August 2009
Governing Body Name Change
The International Water Ski Federation (IWSF) Congress approved on Thursday the name change of the International Water Ski Federation(IWSF) to that of the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation(IWWF), effective as soon as the change can be put into place.

The organization stated that the reasons for this change are that it would:

1.
Clearly reflect that the IWWF is the international governing body for water skiing and wakeboarding as recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

2.
Create new commercial opportunities (sponsorship, membership, etc.)

3.
Increase public awareness for all towed water sports.

4. Increase the number of federations, which are highly wakeboard focused.
5.
Attract young athletes.

6.
Help include cable park activities in our organization (220 cable parks with over one million riders and growing fast).

 

Sasha wins bronze at WWC 2007
 
04 November 2007
Sasha Christian wins bronze medal for Singapore at the 2007 World Wakeboard Championships
(Doha, Qatar – 3rd November 2007) – 14 year old Sasha Christian won her first world title medal at the 2007 Wakeboard World Championships held at the Doha’s prestigious Diplomat Club.

Competing in the Girls Division (under 14 years), Sasha surprisingly edged out USA’s Raimi Merritt in the final round of competition, who recently placed 2nd at the Wakeboard World Cup Singapore event, to place 3rd behind France’s Estelle Tuaz and Italy’s Ginevra Gentile. In less than perfect water conditions, Sasha landed all but one of her most difficult inverted tricks to bring home Singapore’s first medal at a World Championships.

Derek Leong, Vice President of the Singapore Waterski & Wakeboard Federation “We are very excited for Sasha and for wakeboarding in Singapore having placed plenty of emphasis on youth development over the past few years, in particular on Sasha and our faith in her is well justified. We will now give her a break from training as she has gone through her longest season having competed in 7 events since the beginning of the year. We will start working on winning a gold medal at the next world championships in 2009 once she has re-charged her batteries.”

Sasha, a student at the Singapore Sports School, was one of 127 athletes from 24 countries competing in the Wakeboard World Championships that includes age group categories
(14 and under, 18 and under, 30 and over, and the open division). Top professional riders Andrew Adkinson and Dallas Friday from the USA were crowned the Open Men’s and Open Women’s World Champion.


 

16 June 2007
1st Downtown Singapore Rail Jam To Be Held at
Ngee Ann City

The development of the high-speed, gas-powered winch is one of the latest and most exciting progressions in wakeboarding's young history. It has given riders the ability to take their sport to the streets with the use of portable pools, hitting rails & sliders while pulled by a winch. Called a Rail Jam, this is action sports up-close, very in-your-face and is as exciting for the riders as it is for spectators.

Sliding or grinding on rails has been a part of wakeboarding for the past few years but until now it has all happened behind a boat or PWC on a lake or ocean. Now, instead of watching the riders from 100 metres away on the shore, spectators are just a few metres from the action.

The 1st Downtown Singapore Rail Jam will be held on Saturday, 16th June 2007 at Ngee Ann City and organized by the Singapore Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (SWWF).

The Rail Jam will be held in conjunction with the Singapore Sports Council’s Adventure Singapore that will feature a FMX Show, Rock Climbing and a music-inspired Skate Jam.

Stay tuned to http://www.swwf.org.sg for more information leading up to the event.

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Team Singapore at the 2006 Asian Wakeboard Championships




 
11 December 2006
Max & Sasha Christian Lead Singapore to 1st Gold Medal in Wakeboarding
(Melbourne, Australia – 11th December 2006) – Strong performances from brother and sister wakeboarding sensations Matthew & Sasha Christian helped lead Singapore to it’s 1st international gold medal at the 2006 Asian Wakeboard Championships held in Yarrawonga this past weekend.

16-year old Matthew Christian won his first international medal by placing 3rd behind Korea’s Kim Yongil (1st) and Hong Kong’s Wan Ka Choi (2nd) in the men’s event, while his 13-year old sister Sasha Christian placed 2nd behind China’s Chen Li Li in the women’s event. This was the first time that both Matthew & Sasha were representing Singapore in an international competition together. Both the Christians’ high individual placement helped to earn Singapore a gold medal in the Team Overall Event ahead of Hong Kong (2nd) and China (3rd) – Singapore’s very 1st gold medal in an international competition.

Singapore narrowly missed out on the gold in 2004, having being edged out by Korea.

Team Singapore was made up of Matthew Christian, Yunos Bin Yusop, Terry Goh, Sasha Christian, Eliza Loo and Vivien Chong.

Derek Leong, Vice President of the Singapore Waterski & Wakeboard Federation commented, “we have placed plenty of emphasis on youth development over the past few years, and our faith in our young riders has finally paid dividends.

 

Sasha at Reef Wakefest
 
30 July 2006
Bomb & Sasha take titles at Reef Wakefest
Singapore 2006

Padiwat Jamjaen (Bomb) from Thailand & Sasha Christian won the men’s and women’s open titles at Reef Wakefest 2006. Bomb thrilled the crowd during the men’s finals throwing his tricks into the flats and performing high end moves such as a Tantrum to Blind and 313, while Sasha performed the best run of her competitive career with 4 inverted tricks in a stand-up run.

Click here to view the final results (PDF: 76.6KB)

 

Men Outlaw Winners


Women Open Winners
22 June 2006
Sasha Christian wins at Reef Wakefest Hong Kong
The first Hong Kong Reef Wakefest held at Tai Po Waterfront Park over the weekend of 18th & 19th June 2006. Riders from Japan, Singapore and Thailand made the journey over to Hong Kong for the 2nd event of the Reef Wakefest Series (Thailand, Hong Kong & Singapore). Sasha Christian won her first event of the year taking home the Women’s Open title with Vivien Chong (Singapore) placing 3rd. Singapore’s Max Christian and Desmond Cher placed 2nd and 3rd in the Men's Outlaw category.

Click here to view the final results

 

Reef Wakefest 2006  
16 May 2006
Reef Wakefest 2006 (incorporating Singapore National Wakeboarding Championships) to be held on 22nd & 23rd July
For more information, please click here
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RipCurl IVPWB 2006  
04 May 2006
2006 RipCurl Inter Varsity Polytechnic Wakeboarding Championships to be held on 3rd & 4th June 2006
The 2006 wakeboarding season gets underway at Kallang Riverside Park with teams from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic competing for individual and team titles. For more information, please click here

 

Bernhard Hinterberger
 
02 Feb 2006
3-Time World Cable Wakeboard Champion Bernhard Hinterberger to train in Singapore at Ski 360°
3-time World Cable Wakeboard Champion Bernhard Hinterberger flies into Singapore today to escape the winter season in Germany and train for the 2006 season, at the invitation of the Singapore Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (SWWF). Bernhard will be training until the end of February at Ski 360°, Singapore’s first Cable Ski & Wakeboard Park at East Coast Lagoon which just opened to the public two weeks ago. Click here to know about Bernhard Hinterberger

 

Cable Ski Park, Ski360
 
21 Jan 2006
Singapore’s first Cable Ski Park, Ski360, is now open at East Coast Lagoon

 

04 Jan 2006
Sasha Christian attends the Singapore Sports School
The Singapore Sports School admits Sasha Christian’s as its first wakeboarding student.

 

Clean & Green Week 2005
 
05 Nov 2005
SWWF organises wakeboard demonstration at
Clean & Green Week 2005

Max Christian performed a wakeboard demonstration to open Clean & Green Week 2005 at Bedok Reservoir, witnessed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Minister Yacoob Ibrahim, Minister George Yeo, Minister Mow Bow Tan and other guests. The SWWF choreographed the Prime Minister’s grand entrance at Bedok Reservoir in a Mastercraft X-9.

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2nd HSBC Wakeboard World Cup at Bedok Reservoir
 
22 & 23 Oct 2005
SWWF organises 2nd HSBC Wakeboard World Cup at Bedok Reservoir
Event draws a record 15,000 people over two days, international TV coverage and a local media value over
$2.5 million dollars. Stars of Florida, a professional show ski team, performs for the first time in Singapore.

 

15 & 16 Oct 2005
SWWF organises Sail Past and Wakeboard Demonstration at Waterfest by the Bay
The SWWF organises a sail past comprising various sea sports NSA’s, witnessed by Minister of Environment and Water Resources Dr Yacoob Ibrahim. Dan Nott, European Wakeboard Champion, performs a demonstration at Marina Promenade for the first time, witnessed by Minister for Defence, Mr Teo Chee Hean.

 

First batch of HSBC Junior Riders
 
04 Oct 2005
First batch of HSBC Junior Riders
Pioneer batch of HSBC Junior Riders Programme (National Junior Programme) with students from Tampines Primary School, Tampines North Primary School, Telok Kurau Primary School and St. Hilda’s Primary School with their Certificates of Participation.

 

09 Aug 2005
Sasha Christian appears in Singapore’s National Day video, called “40 Today”
The video features 40 Singaporeans from all walks of life, who have contributed to our society in their unique ways, as they share their hopes and dreams for our nation. Together, they represent the contemporary face of Singapore in its vitality and multi-cultural diversity.

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Sail Past for the Marina Barrage Commencement Ceremony
 
22 Mar 2005
SWWF organises Sail Past for the Marina Barrage Commencement Ceremony
Minister mentor, Lee Kuan Yew, is the guest of honour at the Marina Barrage Commencement Ceremony and witnesses a sail past, organised by the SWWF, comprising dragon boats, canoes, row boats, paddle boats, sail boats. And of course wakeboarders and waterskiers.

 

Breakthrough Award
 
12 Mar 2005
Sasha Christian wins Breakthrough Award from Singapore Sports Council for her first year competing at Senior Level

 

Streetstyle Awards 2004
Streetstyle Awards 2004
 
17 Dec 2004
Sasha Christian win Sports section of the Streetstyle Awards 2004 held at Zouk on 17th December 2004

 

HSBC Wakeboard World Cup 2004
 
30 & 31 Oct 2004
SWWF organises HSBC Wakeboard World Cup at Bedok Reservoir
Event draws 12,000 people over two days, international TV coverage and a local media value of $2.5 million dollars which raises the profile of wakeboarding in Singapore.

 

18 Sept 2004
SWWF organises first wakeboarding demonstration in Marina Bay at the UIM F1 Race
The 2nd UIM F1 also showcased wakeboarding in the form of a demonstration organised by the SWWF.

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Asian Wakeboarding Championships
 
07 May 2004
Sasha Christian, 11 years old, places third at the Asian Wakeboarding Championships in China
Team Singapore comprising of Frankie Ng, Suter Tan, Kevin Tan, Vivien Chong and Sasha Christian placed third in the team overall event. Click here for results

 

2003 Wakeboard World Championships


 
12 Oct 2003
Team Singapore places 13th in 2003 Wakeboard World Championships
Kevin Tan places 8th in Masters division Team
Singapore comprising (from left) Matthew Christian, Carmen Liew, Frankie Ng, Suter Tan & Kevin Tan travelled to Sydney, Australia to compete in the 2003 Wakeboard World Championships.
Click here for results

 

20 Oct 2002
Team Singapore In Action at the Hong Kong Open
Team Singapore comprising of May Lwin (waterskiing),
Suter Tan (waterskiing and wakeboarding), Kevin Tan (wakeboarding), Yunos Bin Yusop (wakeboarding) and
Carmen Liew (wakeboarding) travelled to Hong Kong to
compete in their annual Hong Kong Open. Carmen placed
first in Women's Open Wakeboarding, Suter Tan placed
2nd in Men's Open Slalom and Third in Men's Open Wakeboarding, and May Lwin placed 2nd in slalom and 2nd.

 

Asian Wakeboarding Championships

Asian Wakeboarding Championships
 
16 Sept 2002
National Team Brings Home Medals from 2002 Asian
Australasian Championships incorporating 1st Asian
Wakeboarding Championships

Team Singapore comprising of Kevin Tan, Yunos Bin Yusop and Carmen Liew have won their first medals in International Competition. Carmen took 3rd place in the Women's event in the Asian Championships and the team took home the silver medal in the team overall competition. Click here for results
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Wakeboard World Championships  
01 Oct 2001
Suter and Kevin to Compete in Wakeboard
World Championships

The Singapore Water Ski Federation has selected Suter Tan and Kevin Tan to represent Singapore at the 2nd IWSF Wakeboard World Championships which will be held in Sun City, South Africa from 29th October 2001 - 4th November 2001. This will be Suter's second World Championships, and Kevin's international debut. Roger Koa who placed 4th in the 2000 Wakeboard World Championships is unable to attend this event due to work committments.

 

2001 World Games in Akita, Japan  
28 Aug 2001
Roger Koa rides in 2001 World Games in
Akita, Japan

Roger Koa competed in the 2001 World Games having
been selected by the SWSF based on his fine performances in 2000 IWSF Wakeboard World Championships. The World Games is organised by the International Olympic Council for sports which are not included in the Olympic Games. Bodybuilding, bowling and rugby were among the other sports included. Paul Fong also attended the event as a wakeboard judge.
Click here for results

 

15th Asian Water Ski Championships  
02 May 2001
Christie Lee wins silver medal at the 15th Asian Water Ski Championships
16-year old Christie Lee, making her international waterskiing debut representing Singapore, won the silver medal in the Women's Slalom event at the 15th Asian Waterski Championships at Tianmu Lake - Liyang City, China was held from 28th May to 2 May 2001. Christie braved the rough waters at Tianmu Lake to edge out Hong Kong's Patricia Blomfield for her first international medal with a score of 1 buoy at 18.00 metres (55 kph). Korea's veteran female slalom skier, Keyyoung Kim won the gold with a massive score of 5 buoys at 13.00 metres (55 kph).

 

2000 WWC Wakeboard World Championships Montpellier, France

 
2000 WWC Wakeboard World Championships Montpellier, France

 
2000 WWC Wakeboard World Championships Montpellier, France

 
2000 WWC Wakeboard World Championships Montpellier, France  
17 Sept 2000
2000 WWC Wakeboard World Championships Montpellier, France
Samantha Knott wins gold for Singapore in Junior Ladies event. Roger Koa places 4th in Open Men's event.
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