PETALING JAYA: Phillipa Yoong put on a vintage performance to be the only record breaker at the Malaysian Waterski and Wakeboard Championships in Putrajaya’s Water Sports Complex over the weekend.
She scored two buoys with a 13m line at 55kph to eclipse her own national record, of four buoys with a 14.25m line at 55kph, set last year at the Malaysian Championships.
Philipa, a mother of two girls and the 2011 SEA Games slalom gold medallist, faced stiff competition from Singapore’s Sasha Christian and Kalya Kee, who finished second and third respectively.
Malaysia’s other SEA Games gold medallist Aaliyah Yoong, who will be nine in July, could only manage silver in the open tricks. The gold went to Indonesian veteran Tsurayya Priambodo after Aaliyah sufferred an uncharacteristic fall in her first pass.
Aaliyah lost to Tsurayya by a mere 40 points with a score of 2,140 points. Nur Alimah Priambodo, the younger sister of Tsurayya, finished third.
The men’s open slalom gold went to Jarno DeLacy of New Zealand while Indonesia’s Febrianto Kadir came out tops in the open tricks.
Sasha Christian won gold in the women’s open wakeboard while Alex Hanif of Indonesia emerged winner in the men’s category.
Zahidi Putu of Indonesia won the men’s open jump.
A total of 68 competitors from eight countries took part this year.