Nationwide water skiers pull off amazing stunts in Zhanjiang

Updated : 2018-10-31

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The 2018 China National Water-Skiing Championship rang down the curtain in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province on Oct 29, with more than 70 athletes from 10 domestic provinces and cities competing in the three-day event.

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A water skier rides the waves. [Photo by Zhang Fengfeng/Zhanjiang Daily]

Dubbed the 'water ballet', water-skiing is a sport in which a skier is pulled behind a boat or a cable ski installation over a body of water, skimming the surface.

Jiang Hui from Central China's Hunan province stole the limelight with an impressive performance and unshakable dominance. Not only did she take gold in women's trick skiing, but she also won first place in mixed jumping and triathlons, along with her partner Yuan Jinliang.

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Two performers demonstrate exemplary teamwork. [Photo by Zhang Fengfeng/Zhanjiang Daily]

The event, the most prestigious in the country, was co-hosted by the China Water Sports Administration of the General Administration of Sport of China and the Chinese Water Ski-Underwater-Motorboat Federation.

The Zhanjiang Diving School of the General Administration of Sport of China and the Zhanjiang Huguangyan Scenic Spot Administration oversaw the event locally.

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A water skier competes in the national championship. [Photo by Zhang Fengfeng/Zhanjiang Daily]

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A water skier flies through the air. [Photo by Zhang Fengfeng/Zhanjiang Daily]

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Stuntmen put on a flying trapeze show. [Photo by Zhang Fengfeng/Zhanjiang Daily]