Ladies Slalom followed in equally great conditions. Again, most of the 12 Finalists improved on their Prelims scores. However, the real battle began with the last three competitors - Whitney McClintock (CAN), Nicole Arthur (GBR) and Karina Nowlan (AUS). Whitney raised the earlier high score of Evdokia Liakou (GRE) from 2 buoys on the 11.25m line to 3 buoys. Next out was the two time World Junior Champion and recent World Open Champion Nicole. She looked unbeatable and delivered an absolutely flawless performance to score 4 buoys. Last out was the Prelims winner Karina. On this rare occasion, the challenge was just too much and she had to settle for 2.5 buoys. Nicole Arthur had now achieved four World Slalom titles and on this occasion a well deserved standing ovation.
Tomorrow Sunday, with confirmed Trick scores and all the Jump Finals, the very high standards are set to continue. Full reports and photos will be featured here in www.iwsf.com