ORLANDO, FL (May 6, 2017) – Two world records were set this past weekend during Disabled World Water Ski Championships in Myuna Bay, Australia. Ten teams from around the globe battled it out all weekend long in the Slalom, Trick and Jump categories until team Australia edged out team USA by a mere 600 points to take the overall win. With an incredible field of athletes and the beautiful site Myuna Bay delivered in New South Wales, the event was one for the books!
The two new records were both during the Jump portions of the event, and they were set by Scott Wintle (AUS) in the MP2 Seated Men category and Ashley Baerg (CAN) in MP5 Seated Ladies. These new world records will now go to the IWWF for ratification. Once confirmed, these will be the 23rd and 24th World Records to be pulled by the record-setting Ski Nautique 200, the definitive leader in the waterski world.
“At Nautique, pulling world records is something we always get excited about,” said Greg Meloon, president of Nautique. “The two world records set this past weekend by competitors at the Disabled World Water Ski Championships are some of the most thrilling yet behind the Ski Nautique 200. Congratulations to the athletes on their record-setting performances!”