SI Vault
 
WINNING OUR THING IN DENMARK
Curry Kirkpatrick
August 18, 1969
A lot of people think water skiing is a sort of sunshine follies staged for the tourists at Cypress Gardens, but in Denmark last week a dead-serious U.S. team won its 10th straight world title
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
August 18, 1969

Winning Our Thing In Denmark

A lot of people think water skiing is a sort of sunshine follies staged for the tourists at Cypress Gardens, but in Denmark last week a dead-serious U.S. team won its 10th straight world title

View CoverRead All Articles View This Issue
1 2 3 4

After coasting through to a jumping title in the morning (99 feet was plenty), she was only one event away from becoming the first woman in water ski history to win all three events. Final stage was tricks, where she had lost it all two years before, and this time Liz took no chances. She did not do her most difficult stunts—and still won easily, with Christy Weir in second.

"It's great," said Liz, "but I may hang up the old skis. It is getting harder to get out there every day. I might just like to remember Copenhagen as the last time."

1 2 3 4