Venezuela's nineteen-year-old- Maria Victoria Carrasco won the 1973 Women's Figure Water Ski Championship at Bogota, the capital of Colombia on Friday (September 14).
GV Lake and spectators (2 shots)
SV Spectators PAN TO skier in lake
GV PAN Miss Chantal Escot (France) skiing and falls
LV PAN Sylvie Murial (France - European champion) skiing
LV PAN Liza St. John (USA)
LV PAN Maria Victoria Carrasco (Venezuela) skis (3 shots) and finishes round
SCU Maria Victoria Carrasco surrounded by admirers
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Background: Venezuela's nineteen-year-old- Maria Victoria Carrasco won the 1973 Women's Figure Water Ski Championship at Bogota, the capital of Colombia on Friday (September 14). She had broken the world record scores for the event in the semi finals the previous day.
The young Venezuelan scored a total, including her semi final score, of 8,140 points, more than 1,000 ahead of second plate-gatter, the former world record holder, Willy Stahle, of Holland.
Maria victoria scored 4,390 points in the semi finals to break Wily Stanhle's record of 3,700 points. Willy Stahle failed to break her own record in both the semi finals and finals.
The Women's Figure Water Ski event was the first final of the 13th World Water Ski Championships held at the artificial Lagartos Lake.
It was a joyful day for the Carrasco family. Victoria's sister, maria Esperanze, finished third in the Figure event with 6,930 points, and jubilant Venezuelan spectators threw the girls's father, Pedro, into the lake when the placings were announced.