31Oct07 Hot Weather In Doha Matches The IWSF Wakeboard World Championships Thrills

Dallas Friday USA will attempt to add the title of World Champion to her World Cup success in Singapore in October.

Today the 127 entrants in these 2007 IWSF Wakeboard World Championships took to the water in 33C / 96Fh sunshine and all enjoyed the experience. The Diplomatic Club Canal is a perfect setting for all teams from the 24 countries involved. The two largest involvements are from Ireland and the USA. The Irish squad involved 17 people and the USA 15. This level of commitment is encouraging.

Today was Day 2 of the challenge. The Finals will be on Friday. The youngest rising star was 10 year old William Young from Middlesex in England. He took 4th place in the U14 Boys LCQ with a very impressive performance. At the other end of the scale, Phillip Soven (USA) also got through to the Quarter Finals following a spectacular season. His dominance is reflected in the fact that he has only had three falls all season - and one of these was today. Defending World Champions Jeff Weatherall and Andrea Fountain - both from New Zealand, are also heading towards the Finals. Canada's Chad Sharpe also took top place to move on to the Quarter Finals. So far, all the big names are on track as we get closer to Friday's Finals. Tomorrow, Thursday will see a continuation of Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and LCQ's. Check out our site here for results throughout the day. The temperatures are expected to continue at 33/34C and there is not a cloud in the sky !

See Day 2 Results Click here