Publication by the IWSF
Four Chileans are among the top ten in the world water ski ranking
They are among the ten best in the world, with several records in figures and overall.
jueves, 24 de junio de 2010
El esquí náutico es un deporte que se masificó en Chile en el año 1940
The fact that
five Chileans have managed to position themselves among the top ten of the International Water Ski
Federation (IWSF)world ranking is evidence of the
excellent level of national athletes.
The recent publication by the IWSF considers an average of the two
best scores obtained in official competitions held between 1 May 2009 and
30 April 2010.
According to the list, the best-ranked Chilean is Felipe Miranda, in
fifth place with an average score of 2,530 points. The world champion has
stood out for his ability to hold onto that position and for his remarkable
record in figures and overall.
brother Rodrigo Miranda has stood out
for his double seventh place in overall. In this way he obtained an
advantageous average of 2,434 points and 68.45 meters on the ramp.
outstanding places are held by the siblings Nicole and Sebastián Naser, who were also able to rank in the top ten
in the youth category. The latter of the two’s ability allowed him to
position himself with an average mark of 49.45 meters, climbing from fifth to
second place in the world jumping category.
Sebastián came in 11th place in slalom with 53 buoys. For her part, Nicole was eighth in the international
ranking, thus strengthening her condition as a potential medal winner at
the youth world championship in Italy.
Her victory was reflected in her score of 5,815 points. In addition, she came in 13th place in the youth jump
category and 15th in the under-21 group.
Water skiing is
a sport that became massive in Chile
in 1940 on Lake Villarrica, thanks to the boats of the
Pucón hotel. This is why one can regularly see this activity there, because it
presents the optimal conditions for practicing it.