Eureka for Aaliyah

Reason to smile: Malaysia’s 16-year-old Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah broke the Asian record twice en route to finishing ninth in the tricks event at the World Waterski Championships yesterday.

PUTRAJAYA: Aaliyah Yoong ended her maiden appearance in the World Waterski Championships in style by lowering her own Asian record en route to a respectable top 10 finish in the women’s tricks final in Putrajaya.

The ever-smiling Aaliyah fell at the end of her routine but it was good enough to see her finish ninth, earning 7, 440 points on her scorecard to better the Asian record of 7, 320 points she set in the preliminaries on Friday.

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