11Mar12 Huge Crowds Return For Moomba Sunday

Crowds for the Moomba Night Jump

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It was like the old days today ! Those huge crowds have returned and even Night Jump had a packed arena. As usual, the day was full of high points. Tricks Semi-Finals came first and 16 year-old Erika Lang from Arizona, USA, was the star of the show. Having beaten both Clementine Lucine FRA and Natalia Berdnikova BLR today, make sure you catch her performance in the Monday Finals Webcast at 09.45hrs local time. In Men Tricks, World Record Holder Aliaksei Zharnasek BLR recovered fully from his Round 1 disappointment with a leading score of 11,470 today. That Final on Monday is at 10.30hrs local time.

Next came the Slalom Semi-Finals. Here the two Canadians, Whitney McClintock and Breanne Dodd came out on top and it could well be a Canadian Women Finals tomorrow at 12.20pm local time. The Men Slalom event was full of drama. Eight Skiers of the 15 Semi-Finalists scored on the 10.75m line. With Nate Smith USA one buoy short of a Finals place and with Will Asher GBR the last out, it looked like he would miss the Monday Finals. The Yarra River has strict rules for Transit traffic. As Asher did not get on the water before the Transit break, he had to wait alone for 15 minutes. What followed was a missed gate, a re-ride and eventually a score lower than that of Nate Smith. Unfortunately,Will Asher will not be in the Finals !

World Record Holder, Freddy Krueger USA
World Record Holder, Freddy Krueger USA

In the Men Jump Semi-Finals, the old order was restored with World Record Holder, Freddy Krueger USA finishing up with a massive 69.7m distance ? more than three meters beyond the closest rival. Watch out also for Jimmy Siemers USA in the Webcast Finals tomorrow at 15.30pm. His jumping is superb at the moment.

Big Dawg Slalom and Men?s Night Jump came next. As darkness arrived, the huge crowds stayed on site to see local hero Timothy Bradstreet beat Freddy Krueger in this Round, ensuring a great Night Jump Final tomorrow at 19.30hrs local time.