STAR MONDAY – NATALIA BERDNIKAVA ON CAMERA TODAY
World Record Holder in Shortboard / Tricks, Natalia Berdnikava, is the second in our regular World Cup interview series here in this Star Monday edition. This World Cup star was born in Novopolotsk in Belarus, the city which also produced World Cup stars Aliaksei Zharnasek and Herman Beliakou. As with World Cup Wakeboard Champion Dallas Friday, Natalia also started her athletic career as a Gymnast. For the perfectionists out there, her family name is Berdnikava in Belarus and Berdnikova in Russia !
Natalia set the extraordinary World Record record of 9080 points just last season and spends much of her time these days training at the famous Jack Travers Sunset Lakes Ski School in Okahumpka in Central Florida. Natalia is also an outstanding three eventer with Personal Best scores of 53.9m in Jump and 2 Buoys on the 11.25m line in Slalom. Her many great triumphs apart from her World Cup victories include the 2007 and 2008 US Masters titles in Shortboard, the 2008 and 2009 EAME Shortboard titles and the 2008 EAME Jump title.
To get a very personal insight to the real Natalia, check out our exclusive Star Monday video interview here on our home page – and watch out for all the other great Star Monday interviews here at the start of every week !
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