European Championships 2008 - Turkey

10th European Championships 2008 Bursa, Turkey

On the 17th of October 96 riders and 134 friends, family and support staff made their way to the brand new purpose built Cable. The Championships was opened by the municipality of Bursa who built the cable and made the event possible. Dutch fashion company Protest were the headline sponsor of the event and for the first time ever the Championships were broadcast live to IP TV and the internet livestream. With 5 cameras and a large screen on site this event was as spectacular for the large number of spectators on site as those at home. 

The sun and the nice weather were definitively reward for the perfect Turkish organization. It was a final day, where the Özdilek Cable Wakeboard European Championships got the rest of the results.

The most difficult categories to predict were as always Open categories, men and women. But Maxine surprised everybody, showing her 2nd run, when she was already set up for the first place on the podium. Her team rider, Mike Ketellapper, this time missed the podium, in a first run falling on the end with toeside 7 and in a second, on the beginning of the run, he missed S-mobe. 






 Team Scores

Position Nationality Points
1 Great Britain 4064
2 Netherlands 3712
3 Germany 3488
4 Hungary 1913
5 Israel 1861
6 Austria 1860
7 France 1693
8 Turkey 998
Italy  704
10 Slovenia  556
11 Croatia 420
12 Ukraine 420
13 Spain 256
14 Slovak Republic 224
15 Russia 166








Top 8 Facts

Total number of Riders: 90
Number of Countries: 15
Open Men Champ: Nick Davies (Great Britain)
Open Ladies Champ: Maxine Sapulette (Netherlands)
Best Country: Great Britain (4064 Points)
Country with the most riders: Germany (21 riders)

Aditional Information

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