Water ski and wakeboard

Athlete in a water ski competition.
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Water ski and wakeboard

Laguna Bujama
KM. 90 PANAMERICANA SUR - CLUB BUJAMA LACUS
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Athlete performs a trick during a wakeboard event.
Sport review

Both men and women compete in the same events where they show their skills in turns, jumps, flips, etc. Competitors in tricks have 20 seconds to perform the largest number of tricks. Those participating in slalom need to show their skills by weaving through a series of buoys. Jumpers launch themselves off a ramp to make the longest jump to win. Wakeboarders use a snowboard-like board and they are pulled by a boat and perform tricks. It was part of the Pan American Games since Mar del Plata 1995 and since then, the United States has held a strong lead by getting 22 gold medals, followed by Canada with 17. The Lima 2019 venue for this sport will be Laguna Bujama, south of Lima.

Keywords

Late: When a slalom skier falls behind and does not reach the next buoy

Pass: A successful run by a water skier through a slalom course.

Wake: A V-shaped water that spreads behind a boat.

History

In 1922 Ralph Samuelson decided to challenge physics and ski on water. If skiing was possible in snow, it would be possible on another surface. Wood skies were built and a curtain sash was used as a rope. The first official waterskiing competition was held in 1939.

Athlete performs a trick during a wakeboard event.

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Laguna Bujama
KM. 90 PANAMERICANA SUR - CLUB BUJAMA LACUS
Capacity 300
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