Britain's Skiers Now Top The World
Andy Mapple, Britain's 6 time World Water Ski Champion, yesterday equalled his own World Record of one buoy on the 9.75 metre rope, skiing in the second round of the Princes Club ProAm slalom event.
Mapple, who is also Britain's longest standing World Champion in any sport, continues to dominate the slalom discipline being the only person to run the 10.25 metre pass outside America.
Mapple shares the record with Americans Jeff Rodgers and Ben Favret and has either been the holder or co-holder since 1984. He was appointed an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
The ProAm is a unique event that combines regular club skiers with the champions of the sport. "It was great to equal the record in the UK and in an event that spans all levels of water skiing" said Andy Mapple. "The conditions on site are just superb".
Another British skier, Glenn Campbell who produced the second best score of The ProAm and in the World this year is now ranked number 3 in the world after his success of 5 @ 10.25 metres.
The phenomenal success of the event is all the more apparent with every British skier participating achieving personal bests in near perfect conditions at Princes Club, Bedfont.
In other events of the weekend: In the Barefoot World Championships, David Small of Britain becomes the World number 1 in barefoot having beaten off American Ron Scarpa for the first time ever, and Britain's Lottery backed skier Marie Toms gained Bronze Overall, Silver in Jump and Bronze in Slalom at The University Games taking place in Tianjiin, China.