- Category: Event Videos
- Published on Tuesday, 20 September 2011 01:00
10 040 pts ..... Elle l'a fait c'est HISTORIQUE !!! Clémentine Lucine a réalisé plus de 10000 points en figures aujourd'hui chez Cory Pickos à Santa Rosa Beach en Floride. 10040 pts exactement !! C'est la 1ere femme à atteindre un tel score. Elle bat donc le record du Monde de figures, mais également en Combiné grâce à 5,5@11 en Slalom et 49,70 m en saut et les 10040 pts en Figues
This year’s Under 21 World championships were held in Meuzac, France and the UK took a strong team of five to compete which consisted of; James Earl, Danielle Shorten, Chris Wharton, Will Oliver and slalom specialist Freddie Winter. Team captain was Steve Glanfield who flew the team out to France a few days prior to the event to give the team the opportunity to familiarise with the site.
Myself (Rich Forrest), Dan Oliver and Michael Woodgate decided to drive out to the event to support the British team. This involved a twelve-hour car journey through the night in order to arrive at 9am next morning in time to support Britain’s first skier of the tournament; Danielle shorten. Over the next two days the preliminary rounds took place seeing some strong scores by all of the British skiers and some exceptional scores across the board from skiers from all over the world.
Slalom finals took place on Saturday starting with the women which saw Delfina Cuglievan from Peru, put out a strong score of 3@11m (38off) early on in the final which put the pressure on the higher seeded skiers and turned out to be enough to take the gold. This was a huge achievement for Delfi as it is Peru’s first ever gold medal in a World Championship tournament.
A Leduc man's lifelong love of water-skiing has landed him in Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada's Hall of Fame in Ottawa.
Ken Nelson, 66, is receiving the honour this November as a "pioneer" of the sport. He built a lake, called Shalom Park, just outside of Edmonton near Rabbit Hill, exclusively for water ski events and practice, which is the "most prolific host site in Canadian towed water sports history," Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada says. He invented a water ski jump that is now an international standard.
He has won more national waterskiing championships than he can remember and set six national records.
"I suppose, truthfully, it's a tremendous honour to be recognized for what I have contributed to the sport, whatever that might be," he said.
"I guess I've been hanging around the sport for awhile, so if you hang around long enough you're bound to be recognized."
Nelson grew up on a farm near Wetaskiwin and water-skied for the first time when he was 15.
"I thought it was just a blast," he said. He bought a boat right after he finished his university engineering degree and "just loved the sport and took it from there."
He got the idea to create a manmade lake exclusively for water-skiing after he saw one in the Mojave Desert in California in 1972.
"It was astounding. I couldn't believe someone could actually build a lake so they could go water-skiing," he said. "It planted the seed. I thought, hey, I could do that."
Dale St. John passed away on September 12, 2011. Dale was born January 21, 1933 in Fall River Mills, California. Father to Lisa, Lynn and Dennis. Friend to many.
In the last decade Dale was renowned as a softball coach but to the water ski world, Dale was one of the founders of what we currently know to be tournament water skiing.
Dale served 20 years on the AWSA Board of Directors starting in 1968. Dale was also a world caliber boat driver. In 1996 Dale recieved the Water Ski Hall of Fame "Award of Distinction".
On a personal note, Dale and his daughter Lisa are water ski icons to me as well as friends to the Horton family. I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to the St. John family.
John Taylor Horton
The password to this video is "Ski"
Photography by Dan Oliver