Riders get ready for the 2016 IWWF Cable Wakeboard World Championships in Mexico!
By Gerti Ring
The world’s best wakeboarders and wakeskaters will fight for the world championship titles at Morelos Acuaski Action Park, Mexico, from November 4 to 12, 2016.
The Cable Wakeboard World Championships of the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) are held every two years and will take place at Tequesquitengo in the Mexican state of Morelos and thus held in the PANAM Confederation for the first time ever. The strong field features 200 riders from 25 nations, including most of the top riders of the world ranking such as Lior Sofer (ISR), Timo Kapl (AUT), Julia Rick (GER), and Victoria Sosulina (RUS). .
Thrilling competition, demanding course and wakeboarding’s cream of the crop show their hottest trickery on kickers and rails: the 9th Cable Wakeboard World Championships promise wakeboarding action at its best. The warm weather and the fresh water of Lake Tequesquitengo make the region a watersport paradise.
“Teques” looks back to a long history of waterskiing and wakeboarding, breeding the best athletes of the country. Situated not far away from the world-famous ruins of Xochicalco, spectators can expect lots of exciting high-class competitions. Morelos Acuaski Action Park provides a 5-tower cable park with a stunning set-up featuring several funpark elements such as 2 kickers, funbox, flat bar and pipe rail.
The opening ceremony of the 9th Cable Wakeboard World Championships will take place on Friday, November 4, 2016. From Saturday to Tuesday, the qualification rounds and finals of the wakeboard Boys & Girls, Juniors, Masters and Veterans categories will follow. The qualifications and semi-finals in the wakeboard Open Men and Women as well as the Seated categories will begin on Tuesday, November 7, with the finals taking place on Saturday, November 12. Accordingly, wakeskate competitions will be held in the Juniors and Open Men and Women categories.
The field boasts the world’s leading cable wakeboarders, including reigning world champion Lior Sofer (ISR), reigning German champion and current third of the world cup ranking, Miles Töller (GER), vice world champion, San Im (KOR), as well as Ariano Blanik (GER) and Philipp Turba (AUT) who are both currently sitting on fifth place of the world cup ranking level on point.
At the Open Women category, favourites include vice world champion and current leader of the world cup ranking, Julia Rick (GER), and the second of the world cup ranking, Victoria Sosulina (RUS).
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