MALAYSIA, Indonesia and Singapore topped the medals tally with four golds each in the Putrajaya Waterski and Wakeboard Cups competition, held in conjunction with the National Youth Day celebrations, in Putrajaya recently.
Malaysia’s gold medals came from Phillipa Yoong in the Putrajaya Open Women Slalom Challenge, Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah (Women Open Tricks), Hanis Azemi (girls’ Under-14 Slalom) and Hadi Irfan Rahaizah (boys’ Under-14 Slalom).
Both Phillipa and half sister Aaliyah broke their respective Malaysian records with scores of 4.5 buoys 55kph 14.25m line in slalom for Phillipa and 2,840 points in tricks for Aaliyah.
Singapore’s gold medal winners were in the wakeboard events. Sasha Christian won the Women’s Open. Her brother Matthew taking the Men’s Open, Jouie Tan in the Men’s Novice and Wee Xiting in Women’ Novice.
Indonesia showed their prowess with gold in Women’s Open Jump from Endar Pupul, Men’s Open Tricks from Febrianto Kadir, Women Slalom from Wiwin Purnamasari and the final gold coming from Guruh Dwi Samudra in the Under-17 Boys Slalom.
China’s 2008 Asian jump champion Shu Zhenyi, who is also resident jump coach with MWWF in Putrajaya, won gold in Men’s Open Jump and Men Open Slalom.
Switzerland’s Daniel Guex, who is a resident in Singapore, grabbed the last gold in the Intermediate Wakeboard event.