Britta Grebe-Llewellyn, a native of Gmunden, organizes World Waterski Open
With the World Waterski Open, Gmunden native and Austria’s most successful water skier, Britta Grebe-Llewellyn, is bringing the international elite of action-packed water sports to Austria for the third time. On August 20 and 21, the best water skiers in the World will compete at Planaseein Fischlham.
FISCHLHAM, GMUNDEN. For the third time, 56-year-old American by choice and native of Gmunden, Britta Grebe-Llewellyn, is bringing international top athletes to Austria for a top-class water ski event with the Austria Cup as part of the World Waterski Tour. The event, scheduled for August 20 and 21, is the third stop on a World Tour, whose first stop was in France in early July and the second stop just recently in Canada. In previous years, the crème de la crème of water skiers already showed how exciting and action-packed this type of competition is.
This year, the Austrian stop will once again take place at Planasee in Fischlham. The special thing about this tour? The athletes have to compete in slalom, trick and jumping, and only the combination of these three water skiing disciplines is scored. The top women and men in the world rankings (eight men and four women) will be at the start, the best and most versatile water ski athletes in the world.
Among them the “local matador” and Austria winner of the previous years, Britta Grebe-Llewellyn’s son Dorien Llewellyn, who wants to defend his title. His chances of winning the overall Tour also remain good, as the Austrian-Canadian was able to catch up with an excellent second place at the last stop in Calgary.
“The Austria stop of our Tour is of course the highlight of the year for me. To organize such an event, and then in front of a home crowd and on the great Planasee, where I trained my whole water skiing career and won the European Championships. This lake is just perfect for a competition like this and I am sure we will see again incredible performances of the top 8 water ski athletes in the world there”, organizer Britta Grebe-Llewellyn is looking forward to the Austrian edition of the World Waterski Open.
Spectators and fans will have the opportunity to experience the water action live on site. The competitions will take place on both days from 1 to 6 p.m. with free admission and free beer.
Program: Saturday, August 20 – 1 p.m. slalom, approx. 2:45 p.m. trick, 4:15 p.m. jumping Sunday, August 21. – 2 p.m. slalom, 3 p.m. trick, 4 p.m. jumping, followed by the award ceremony.
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