Erika Lang tricking at the IWWF World Championships October 2023

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Hosts US impress at home IWWF World Waterski Championships

Erika Lang tricking at the IWWF World Championships October 2023

Erika Lang tricking at the IWWF World Championships October 2023 (image: Johnny Hayward)

By Neil Shefferd

Inside the Games


Hosts United States impressed with a one-two in the opening women’s event at this year’s International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) World Waterski Championships held at Florida.

More than 200 waterskiers from 35 countries took part across six days of action at the Jack Travers Water Ski School at Sunset Lakes.

The first medals were handed out in the tricks disciplines, with the host nation claiming a one-two in the women’s event.

Erika Lang took gold with a score of 10,400 points in the final to claim a second World Championship gold, with her compatriot Anna Gay taking silver with 9,320.

The podium was completed by Peru’s Natalia Cuglievan Wiese who won bronze scoring 9,970.

In the men’s tricks, gold went to Patricio Font of Mexico with a score of 12,470.

Earlier in the competition he tied his men’s tricks world record when he scored 12,690 points in the elimination round.

Silver went to Louis Duplan-Fribourg of France with 11,980 points, with bronze going to Martin Labra of Chile with 11,610.

Full article at Inside the Games.