SEASONED Philippa Yoong will lead a four-member Malaysian team for the Asian Australasian Oceania Waterski championships in Jakarta, Indonesia beninning today.
Philippa, who is also the Malaysian Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (MWWF) coach, will be accompanied by Hanis Azemi, Hadi Irfan Rahaizah and Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah in the four-day championships.
The 31-year-old Philippa will be in action in the women slalom, women jump and women shortboard events; Hanis in the women shortboard event; Hadi in the men shortboard while Aaliyah in the women shortboard event.
Azemi Jusoh, who has been named as the team manager for the Malaysian contingent, said the championships would the first international competition for Hanis, Hadi and Aaliyah.
“Philippa, who is also the national coach, will spearhead Malaysia’s bid for medals,’’ added Azemi.