Two disciplines are involved, Wakeboard and Jump. While the Wakeboard World Cup Stop scheduled for Linyi China on September 26/27 will be boat powered by MasterCraft, this Shanghai event on the following weekend will use, for the first time, the revolutionary and environment friendly Rixen electric Cable system. This concept was presented by the IWWF to the board of International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently for consideration for inclusion in the Games. Global sales of Cable systems are booming. Owing to their popularity, already the Olympic Rowing Lakes in Beijing and Barcelona have installed these systems to further improve their legacy values. The boom is on.
World Cup is now heading for two major events in China: Linyi City (pictured) and Shanghai
The quality of the athletes listed for this event is the highest we have seen to date. Athletes from Belarus dominated all in Jump last year. In fact, the eventual winner of the Women’s Jump event, Iryna Turets BLR, tied a new World Jump Record of 48.9m with Joulia Meier-Gromyko BLR. And that World Record will again be threatened this year. In the Men’s Jump event, Nikita Papakul, also from Belarus, beat the World Champion Alexander Vasko SVK with a distance of 61.6m. Based on recent performances, Russia’s Europe Africa Jump Champion Vladimir Ryanzin will also be a very strong contender. The battle lines are drawn. Before athletes get into Chinees waters, here is a little reminder of what the World Cup is all about.
Iryna Turets returns to defend her Shanghai World Cup jump title.
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