By The Nation
Being hosted between October 1 and 9 by the International Jet Sports Boating Association, the tournament is held every year since 1982 and has become the most venerable and prestigious single personal watercraft event in the world.
The first three days have been served for registration and practise, while the racing day started on Tuesday. Kasidit Teeraprateep, a young 14-year-old from KT Jetski team, made much of the impact when he finished second in the first moto of the Novice Ski Stock class, but moved into top gear to cross the finish line first in the second moto to hand Thailand the first gold medal in this year’s World Finals, his first-ever gold in the world level competition.
He also tested his mettle in the Novice Ski Limited, but picked up silver following his second-place finish in both motos.
Thailand claimed the second gold from Thidapach Srivaurai from Flamingo team in the Novice Women Ski Limited event. Thidapach had a poor start in the first moto, but upped her tempo to surge ahead all rivals to the top. She maintained her great form to cross the finish line first in the second moto.
Thipmongkol Khemsri from Singha PTT club won the Thailand’s third gold in the Amateur Runabout 800 Limited. Another Thai, Thapatrawat Josannuson, from Ratchaburi team had to be content with bronze medal.