Big test for water ski ace Shorten

Danielle Shorten, 19, from Wymondham is set to compete for Great Britain in this week's European Water Ski Championships which are being held at Thorpe in Surrey from today until Sunday.

Danielle Shorten, 19, from Wymondham is set to compete for Great Britain in this week's European Water Ski Championships which are being held at Thorpe in Surrey from today until Sunday.

Shorten, fresh from winning an overall silver at the 2010 European U21 Championships, will compete in the trick ski discipline individually, and as part of the GB team.

She has a No.7 European U21 Ranking and will join 150 of the top water skiers in Europe for the most high-profile water skiing event to be held in the UK for 20 years.

Skiers from 30 countries will take to the water to do battle at the highest level for team and individual discipline glory, and the highly successful British team is expected to continue its winning streak. The disciplines of slalom skiing (a fast run around the buoys), jumping and trick skiing will all be on show and the action will culminate with some nail-biting finals on August 21 and 22.


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