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Info 2019, Water Ski Career of Genadi Guralia 2019.

I am in San Gervasio BS. Italy again in this 2019 season.
2019 The best moments in my Water ski career:
Meeting with vice-chairman of Poti sport department.
Meeting with vice-chairman of Poti sport department. Recollection of my victories European water ski Championship 35+ and other water ski tournaments of the season 2019
Interesting Preliminary IWWF World Ranking List 2019 Overall 45+ www.iwsf.com/wrl_1019
European Ranking List 2019 Overall 45+ 35+ and tricks.
First time in Cyprus. Warm and nice country and people here! 17/11/2019
First time in Cyprus. Warm and nice country and people here! 17/11/2019 — Ready to ski to make my water ski season longer and little bit of help to Cyprus Water Ski Federation to motivate and coach Yiannis Athinakis, young talented junor skier.
SP ski manufactured completely from carbon fiber material, and the core is made from PVC foam. 2019
Yiannis Athinakis, Cyprus 23/11/2019<br />First time landing at BFL
Genadi Guralia, Limassol, Cyprus. Slaloming with SP 6-55-1075 21 November 2019
Yiannis second day doing flip 6 times in a row, 24 November 2019 Limmasol, Cyprus<br />
Michailidis Masters, Kaiafas Lake, Zaharo, Greece 25-28 October 2019.
One more successfule slalom and tricks international competishion for me at the end of the water ski season 2019.
Have got first place in tricks with 8160 points in category 45+ and triphy for best trick competitin result.
In slalom won with 3,5/55/10.75 and final result was 3/55/10.75. First time compiting with a new SP robust slalom ski, realy great ski!
Slalom 45+ resultes                   Tricks 45+ resultes                   Live resultes
SP skis testing in San Gervasio Bs, Italy 14 Sep. 2019.
Very interesting testings of SP skis here in San Gervasio Bs, Italy. First 6 buoys at 10,75 done with succsess today 14/09/2019
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SP ski test 2019, blue robust soft running 6 buoys at 10,75/55
SP ski test, black stiff with carbon fin running 6 buoys at 10,75/55 Genadi Guralia, San Gervasio Bs, Italy
SP ski test 2019, green robust soft running 6 buoys at 10,75/55 Genadi Guralia
Senior Cup, Guralia wins the head-to-head with Buzzotta
SAN GERVASIO (Brescia) 25.08.2019  Genadi Guralia , wins the first edition of the Senior Cup by defeating the Italian Patrizio Buzzotta at the end of an exciting final . The final victory is decided on the field at 10.75 where Buzzotta runs perfectly 3/55/10,75, Guralia goes a half  buoy more but enough to win the final victory, 3,5/55/10.75.
The competition with a prize pool of 5,000 euros sees the most prominent athletes of the moment concentrated in San Gervasio, resulting in a weekend of high competition
    After 3 rounds of slalom 4 first skiers have got in to the Head-to-Head finals.
In Head-to-Head semi finals
First pair were Genadi Guralia from Georgia against of South African Robbie Alexander
Second pair were Patrizio Buzzotta from Italy against of Austrian Harald Hintringer

Genadi Guralia from Georgia won with 5/55/10.75 against of South African Robbie Alexander  with 3,5/55/11.25 and going in to the Head-to-Head finals
Patrizio Buzzotta from Italy won with 3/55/10,75 against of Austrian Harald Hintringer with 3,5/55/11.25 and going in to the Head-to-Head finals too.
  In Head-to-Head finals
Genadi Guralia from Georgia won with 3,5/55/10.75 against of Patrizio Buzzotta from Italy with score of 3/55/10,75
Scores of Genadi Guralia GEO in round (1)  3/55/10,75 (2)  1/55/10.25  (3)  1/55/10.25

Photo-Gallery                  Results
3rd round of 1st Jolly Senior Cup 2019 Genadi 1/55/10.25 and Head To Head Finals
1 Jolly Senior Cup 2019 day 1 24/08/2019 San Gervasio Bresciano, Italy. Genadi Guralia 1/55/10.25
IWWF Europe & Africa 35+ Championships, Greece 23-28 July 2019.
I have won 2 gold medals and 2 silver medals in category over 45 at European 35+ Water Ski Championships, Greece, Ioánnina 23-28/07/2019 as a Georgian team member.
1st in Tricks with 7480 point and preliminary result was 8090 points in category Over 45
  1 Guralia Genadi    GEO 7480
  2 Laasko Anti         FIN  4680
  3 Saintviteux Yves BEL  4220
1st in Overall with 2983,97 points in category Over 45
  1 Guralia Genadi    GEO 2983,97
  2 Laasko Anti         FIN  2311,02
  3 Singleton Chris   GBR 1842,69
2nd in Slalom with 6/55/11.25 and preliminary result was 1.5/55/1075 in category Over 45
  1 Cesinski Piere      SUI  2/55/10,75
  2 Guralia Genadi    GEO 6/55/11,25
  3 Shulze Frank       AUT 4/55/11,25
2nd in Jumping with 45.7 m. in category Over 45
  1 Singleton Chris   GBR 46,2 m.
  1 Guralia Genadi    GEO 45,7 m.
  2 Laasko Anti         FIN  41,6 m.

Photo-Gallery                           Results
Trick finals, Genadi Guralia EAME 35+ Greece, Ioannis na 27/07/2019 Genadi Guralia over 45 Men Category winner with 7480 points.
Preliminary round slalom European 35+ Water ski championships, Greece, Ioánnina 28/07/2019, Genadi Guralia over 45 Men Category
Awarding at European 35+ Water ski championships, Greece, Ioánnina Guralia Genadi 25-28/07/2019
One more silver medal in Jumping at European 35+ Water ski championships, Greece, Ioánnina 28/07/2019 Genadi Guralia over 45 Men Category
Slalom Final round, 2nd place at European 35+ Water ski championships, Greece, Ioánnina 28/07/2019 Genadi Guralia over 45 Men Category
Tricks preliminary round at European Seniors, Greece, Ioannina 26/07/2019.Genadi Guralia leading with 8090 points Genadi Guralia over 45 Men Category
Preliminary round slalom, European 35+ championships. Genadi Guralia over 45 Men Category, Georgia
6th San Gervasio Pro Am, San Gervasio Bresciano 05-07 July 2019

6th time already we are organizing San Gervasio Pro Am cash prize competition here in San Gervasio Bresciano, Italy from 5 to 7 July of 2019.
In Pro Ladies slalom winner was
FRANC Ambre FRA, 2nd DUMALA Samantha USA, 3rd. place METCALFE Jaime NZL.    

In Pro Men slalom 1st place got Winter Frederick GBR, 2nd. NEVEU Stephen CAN, 3rd. VAUGHN Corey USA,  4th Asher William and 5th STADLBAUR Benjamin SUI. Higher score of the Pro Am competition did Winter Frederick GBR, 5/58/10.25 in his first, second and 3rd rounds.  

In category over 45 slalom men, me Genadi Guralia GEO became first with 3/55/10.75, 2nd place Buzzotta Patrizio ITA, 3rd place ALEXANDER Robbie RSA

Here is web site of Pro Am competition address     www.sangervasioproam.com

Photo-Gallery                          Results
2019 San Gervasio Pro-Am: Amateur Finals + Pro Head-to-Head
2019 San Gervasio Pro-Am: Amateur Finals + Pro Head-to-Head

14th International San Gervasio B.no 28-30 June 2019
Second competition of the season in San Gervasio, 3 event international competition. I am participated in over 45 men category. I become a winner in slalom with 4/55/10.75. In tricks my score was 8640 points and get 1st place. In Jumping I did 48,5 m. and get 1st, in overall my score became 1st in European ranking list at the moment and won with 3503,80 points.

Photo-Gallery                          Results

SLALOM CUP 2019 San Gervasio Bresciano 16/06/2019
First competition of the season in San Gervasio, 3 rounds of slalom international competition. I am participated in open category of slalom and get 4th place with 2,5/58/11.25.
1st. was
ALLAIS Carlo ITA 3/58/10.75, 2nd. SPINELLI Luca ITA 1,5/58/10.75 and 3rd. Benatti Nicholas ITA 0.5/58/10.75

Photo-Gallery                          Results
Photo-Gallery, Visitors of waterski club San Gervasio Bresciano 2019, avalable now.
First skier in the water was Nicholas Benatti. He has opened the season in San Gervasio Bresciano, Italy. We already started our water ski season since 15 of March and water temperature was 13 degreece air 18.
Follow us and welcome to ski in San Gerasio 2019 Here is the link of Photo-Gallery
Here is the Bulletins of the first 2 competitions in San Gervasio Bresciano, Italy 2019.
Interview with Genadi Guralia in WaterskiSites.com

For those who don't know who you are, can you tell a little about where you were born, age, marital status and what you do when you are not waterskiing?
I am 46 years old,  in March I will be 47, married and have 2 kids. My son Levani is 23 years old and already married as well. I was born in Georgia and started waterskiing there in 1984 when I was 12 years old. Now I mostly live in Italy and coach in San Gervasio Bresciano since 2007. I was coach of the Greek national team as well from 1999 till 2005 and my first experience as a coach was at 1996 in Greece, Agrinio.   
Do you remember your first competition? How old were you, and how did it go?
My first important competition was in Belarus "All-Union", a classification competition among the dauphin boys in Minsk 1985 in tricks till 1.000 points. I won the first place. I was 13 years old, one year after I started waterskiing in Georgia.
Who is your idol when it comes to waterskiing?
I was a big fan of all overall skiers that time, following Patrice Martin, Jaret Llewellyn and Andrea Alessi.
Do you have a favorite waterski site?
The lake in San Gervasio Bresciano, Italy is one of my favorite sites of course. It is really one of the best places in Europe for waterskiing and it is a place where I was preparing for all my senior Worlds and European competitions - and I won 5 gold medals in Worlds and 18 gold medals in European Seniors Waterski Championships .  
In which ways has your technique changed through the years?
If we talk about slalom, I was one of the classic style slalom skiers. Then like for many other skiers west coast style became interesting for me and I became a one hand gate slalom skier as well since 2006.
Technique for Jump also changed, I remember when I started jumping it was a time when skiers were aggressive and wary late in the jump cut, now skiers begin the acceleration to the ramp much more progressive and less dangerous.
In tricks also I was doing many classic tricks. Now, because of the many flips I do, there is not much time anymore for other classic tricks.  
Are there any persons you would like to mention, who have made you a better waterskier?
I had a very good coach from Belarus, Viktor Melnick, who taught me first of all how to love what I do. So the waterski sport really became one of my favorite sports and I like it. Since I am in Italy, I also learned a lot from Claudio Benatti, who is coaching me there.  
Your personal bests?
In slalom for Seniors 1.25/55/10.25,  in the Open category 2.5/58/10.75. In tricks 9.050 points and in jump 59.5 m.
Can you take us through a typical day in your life?
Coaching Coaching Coaching Coaching, little Waterskiing, then again Coaching Coaching Coaching
Can you tell us about your worst crash ever? Have you had any serious injuries? In 1992 at the European Championships I made a jump crash were I did almost a front flip and landed on my skis and stretched my knee ligament. I recovered after 6 month of intensive gym training. Some other injuries of my ankle by doing tricks happened in my carrier, but I have recovered from this as well. It's important take your time to recover, so you can start waterskiing strong again. Now I am fine without any strong damages, trying to be in a good physical shape to avoid any serious injuries.
Can you share with us the biggest moment in your waterski career? My first 2 gold medals at the World Senior Championships 2008 in Spain and 3 gold medals at the Europeans in Spain 2008 as well were very big moments for me. I got a trophy for the EAME Tournament Male Skier of the Year 2008 as well, it was a big moment for my waterski career.
Which ambitions do you have for the future?
I would like to trick more than 10.000 points, in slalom run 10.75 at 58 and get 3/55/10.25 in the senior division.
In the future I would like to have my own waterski club and find a way to make a strong team with talented kids who can train free of charge.  
What do you do to stay in shape during the winter?
Gym 3 times a week, many times I was able to ski in Malaysia in winter time which is a best.   
Can you tell us a little about which equipment you are using?
My slalom ski is Sans Rival SR2 and I love it. All my personal best I did using it. I am sponsored by Sans Rival since 2012 and won 2 times European Gold medals on it in the seniors category. My trick ski is D3 and jump skis as well.
I using Reflex bindings on my slalom ski as a front binding and Animal rear. For trick skis Reflex bindings too.
Which problems do most of the skiers you coach have?
Wrong basics, when skiers start to ski the wrong way it is very hard to change their technique.
It is always easier to coach kids and give them right directions from the beginning, but it is never too late to do a step back. Slow down a speed or ski on a longer rope in slalom to have enough time to improve technique. Then go faster and shorter. Video comparing with other stronger skiers is also a good way to improve. I have a big video archive of the best waterskiers on my phone and very quick I can organize a comparison for my customers if needed and when I have enough time for it. That helps a lot for any level skiers.  
Can you give us three good tips for becoming a better waterskier?
You need to like what you do, find a way to be motivated every time before you are going to ski, make a daily plan of what you need to do and follow some of the best skiers you know. Very recommended by me in tricks are Anna Gay, Neilly Ross, Aliaksei Zharnasek. In slalom Nate Smith, Will Asher, Frederick Winter and Brooke Baldwin. And in jump Freddy Kruger and Ryan Dodd.   
How and where do you live?
I live in Poti, Georgia in winter time mostly, and in summer time in Italy, San Gervasio Bresciano were I am coaching and waterskiing as well.  
Finally, we would like to thank you for taking the time to answer these questions, and wish you all the best for your future waterski career!

Few new YouTube videos are available now.

Video "Genadi Guralia, Waterski career 2018-1997-1991". This video was made for presentation in municipality of Poti town. There is a moments from my most important tournaments I took part, awarding at the World and European championships in over 35 category from 2008 till 2018 and some old time videos including European championship in 1991 in Poti, Georgia.
Few moments of water skiing of my son Levani as well and daughter Elisa.
  Other presentation was made few days ago 06/02/2019 at Saint Nicholas named School.
Idea came from physical culture teacher Dima, presenting our water ski sport beauty and to present myself as a Senior World champion to the young students.

My first 45+ World Overall ranking list 2018

World Overall ranking list 1st November 2017 to 31 October 2018 is available now and I am glad to be first in overall in category 45+.

Here is the links of competition results

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