The historic setting at Choisy-le-Roi City Hall, a short distance from the centre of Paris, provided a perfect venue for the Opening Ceremony of the Waterski World Championships of the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF). These take place here from September 4th / 10th. The events include Waterski Slalom, Tricks, Jump and Overall.

Athletes from 32 countries were paraded in a fleet of pristine vintage and classic cars against the background of City Hall which was illuminated in the colours of the French flag. The countries represented included Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine and USA.

Opening ceremony at Choisy-le-Roi City Hall

Taking part in the Opening Ceremony in this City of the 2024 Olympic Games were Denis Masseglia, President of the National Olympic and Sport Committee, Jean-Francois Martins, Deputy Mayor of Paris, Patrice Martin, President of the French Waterski & Wakeboard Federation, Didier Guillaume, Mayor of Choisy-le-Roi, Kuno Ritschard, President of IWWF, Christian Favier, President of Conseil Departmental du Val-de-Marne, Patrick Karam, Vice President of Conseil Regional Ile-de-France in charge of Sports, Youth and Associated actions, and Laurent Prevost, Prefet of Val-de-Marne, French Governing Body representative.

Team France enjoying the Opening Ceremony

With World titles to be won, leading in the Overall contest with four days still to go are Marek Mlynek (SVK) in Slalom with a score of three buoys on the 10.75m line, Hanna Straltsova (BLR) with five buoys on the 12m line, Leo Anguenot (FRA) with a Jump of 57.8m, and in Tricks, Tsiapan Shpak (BLR) with 9,340 points and Luisa Jaramillo (COL) with 4,880 points. 

The Industry-leading Ski Nautique 200 boat is being used throughout the Championships under the direction of Chief Judge Jeff Smith (USA).

The FREE LIVE WEBCAST is available throughout at :

Australia's World Jump Record Holder Jacinta Carroll and Stephanie Griffiths

Patrice Martin, presidet of the French Waterski & Wakeboard Federation

TIMETABLE (Central European Time):

Thursday, Sept 7th


Ladies Series 2 Slalom Prelims

Ladies Series 1 Slalom Prelims

Ladies Series 2 Jump Prelims

Ladies Series 1 Jump Prelims

15.30 – IWWF Congress


Friday, Sept 8th


Men Series 2 Slalom Prelims

Men Series 1 Slalom Prelims

Ladies Series 2 Tricks Prelims

Ladies Series 1 Tricks Prelims

Men Series 2 Tricks Prelims

Men Series 1 Tricks Prelims

Ladies Series 2 Jump Prelims

Ladies Series 1 Jump Prelims


Saturday, Sept 9th


FINALS Ladies Slalom

FINALS Men Tricks

FINALS Ladies Jump

Medal Ceremonies


Sunday, September 10th


FINALS Men Slalom

FINALS Women Tricks


Medal Ceremonies

Final Night Banquet










Ski Nautique 200










Des Burke-Kennedy | Media Chairman | International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation

About the IWWF: The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed watersports and has 91 affiliated Federations world-wide. It was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole authority for Waterski and Wakeboard. The IWWF is an affiliate member of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federation (ARISF). The IWWF’s sports disciplines include, amongst others, Tournament Waterskiing (slalom, tricks & jump), Wakeboard, Cable Wakeboard, Cable Waterskiing, Disabled Waterskiing, Show Skiing, Ski Racing and Barefoot Waterskiing.