Australia To Host 2014 Barefoot Worlds
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 02/13/2013 09:30:55
- In: Barefooting
The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation has announced that the 2014 Barefoot Water Ski World Championships will be held at Max Kirwan Lakes in Mulwala, Australia. The biennial event is scheduled for March 10-16, 2014. The opening ceremony will take place on March 9.
For the fifth consecutive time, the Elite (Open) Barefoot Water Ski World Championships will be held simultaneously with the Junior and Senior Barefoot Water Ski World Championships. The seven-day event is expected to feature more than 130 athletes from at least 15 countries. The Elite Barefoot Worlds will take place for the 19th time, while the Junior Barefoot Worlds will be held for the 11th time and the Senior Barefoot Worlds commences for the ninth time.
Athletes will compete for medals in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall, in addition to the coveted team titles. The wake slalom event consisted of athletes crossing the boat wake as many times as possible in two 15-second passes. Tricks competitors performed as many tricks as possible in two 15-second passes. Jumpers, who were each allowed three attempts, went for distance while leaping off an 18-inch ramp.
Australia swept the Elite, Junior and Senior team titles at the 2012 Barefoot Worlds in Waco, Texas. The U.S. teams each earned overall team silver medals, while 13 U.S. athletes combined to earn 29 individual medals in respective events.