Pictures from the World Cup stop at Changshu - October 2, 2004

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Terry Winter scores 4.5 @ 11.25 in bad conditions. For safety, the event was run at 55kph (34 mph).
Chris Parrish laps the field with 4.5 @ 10.75 to win the event and capture the yellow jersey as the new tour leader
Rhoni Barton's 2nd place finish bumps her up to 3rd position in the World Cup race
Mandy Nightingale's win makes her the new leader in Women's Tricks
Two boats were used to smooth the water as much as possible in the high wind conditions
Disaster struck for Nicolas Le Forestier who dropped from 1st to 3rd in the points standings
A huge effort was put in by the Chinese Water Ski Federation to prepare the site

Then came the storm. (picture courtesy Scot Ellis -
The high winds tore down most of the banners and collapsed the side curtains on the jump.
IWSF President Kuno Ritschard addresses the audience and the TV camera for the opening ceremony.
Hundreds of doves are released along with thousands of ballons and confetti cannons make a colorful show.
Chris Parrish (USA) 1st with his check for $5000 - 2nd Terry Winter (USA) - 3rd Kyle Eade (NZE) & Michele Gallegra (ITA)
Mandy Nightingale (USA) winner, Rhoni Barton (USA) 2nd, Clementine Lucine (FRA) 3rd
Russell Gay (USA) winner, Jimmy Siemers (USA) 2nd, Jaret Llewellyn (CAN) 3rd