Teen waterski sensation Aaliyah steps up to take on seniors as well


PETALING JAYA: After a sensational season last year, Malaysian teenage waterski prodigy Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah (pic) will be looking to up her game when she goes into the water for her first competition of the year in Australia this week.

The 16-year-old is coming off a season of many firsts – she became the first Malaysian waterskier to reach the final of the World Championships where she eventually placed ninth, and she also capped a glorious outing at the Asian Waterski Championships in September where she swept all four gold medals, in the slalom, tricks, jump and overall.

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