More than 50 athletes from 11 countries competed at last weekend’s 12th Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Fund Disabled Water Ski World Championships at Shortline Lake in Elk Grove, Calif., including a trio of GOODE skiers who brought home medals in slalom events.
Italy’s Daniele Cassioli scored 1 buoy at 38 feet off to win the gold medal in Vision Impaired Men’s slalom, while the United States’ Mike Royal took silver with 1 at 35 feet off. Cassioli also earned gold medals in Vision Impaired Men’s overall, as well as the Men’s overall title awarded to the tournament’s top male skier in all divisions.
Fellow GOODE skier Christian Lanthaler of Italy earned the bronze in Standing Men’s slalom with 4.5 at 15 feet off.
In the team competition the United States earned gold with 12,531.94 points, while Australia and Italy earned silver and bronze medals with 10,811.68 and 9,961.06 points, respectively.