NZ Secures Top 4 Result at Worlds

By: University Sport  05-Apr-2012

NZ Secures Top 4 Result at Worlds

The New Zealand Waterskiing Team secured a top 4 result at the recently finished University World Championship in Chile.

The team, lead by Tom Gilbert, had an outstanding championship. Four of the six team members made finals, with Emily Donald the best placed of the Kiwis jumping 37.9m to secure 5


in the Women’s Jump Final.

The Skiing venue in Chile was excellent and all skiers had superb skiing conditions for the entire competition. Limited cell phone reception and the tricky Chilean traffic, navigated with no GPS only added to the wonderful experience.

The New Zealand team was extremely satisfied with the fourth place finish, as the three teams above (and some below) were all fully funded and the New Zealand team had zero funding.

All the athletes, without exception, displayed a high level of camaraderie and all countries got along extremely well despite the fierce competition.

The final placing for the team members:

Tom Gilbert      - 10th Trick Men’s Final
- 8Th Jump Men’s Final, 51.8m

Toni Atkinson  – 8th Slalom Women’s Final

Silki De Lacy  – 8th Trick Women’s Final

Emily Donald  – 5th Jump Women’s Final, 37.9m

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