World University Waterski Championships (Tianjin, China)

29th August 2002

UK Sport Lottery Funded skier, Marie Toms from Nottingham returned from the World University Waterski Championships with success in her wakes and 3 medals to show for it. These were the first Championships of this kind to be staged and were hosted by China in the city of Tianjin.

Marie is a tournament skier, and competes in the slalom, trick and jump events. She placed 2nd in jump, 3rd in slalom and 3rd overall. She said of the Championships, “It was a fantastic tournament! The custom-built ski lake was perfect and the Chinese were great hosts. I am really happy with my performances and hope this competition will take place again in the future.”

Twenty-two year old Marie recently launched her website. More information can be found about her there.

2002 has already seen Marie be crowned British National Overall & Trick Champion, be awarded her Winston Churchill Fellowship Medallion, Front the Delph Sunscreen campaign as their “Official Face,” and be used in Nottingham based Maru Swimwear’s publicity and advertising.

She is a student at Leicester College and is sponsored by: Camaro Wetsuits, Maru Swimwear, Delph Sunscreen, Angel Eyewear, UK Sports Lottery, Tige Boats – Midland Marine and Waterski-az.co.uk