A woman from Marlow won bronze at the World Wakeboard Championships held in Italy at Lago del Salto in Rieti.

Sarah Partridge, who was born in Swindon and now lives in Marlow, was the only GB medallist coming third in the Masters Women (30 and Over) category.

Boat wakeboarding is like a combination of snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing where the rider performs tricks over two runs while being towed by a boat.

The 38-year-old serves in the RAF and trains at Quays Wake & Ski in Frimley, Surrey.

Judges watching from the boat determine the score, which is based on a number of criteria including height, style and difficulty of the tricks successfully performed. 

She is a former World Masters Women Champion and won the UK National Masters Women title earlier this year.

The GB team placed 5th out of 22 countries competing.

Sarah said: “A huge thank you to the Royal Air Force, Wakeboard UK, British Water Ski & Wakeboard and Supra Moomba boats UK for supporting me in being able to attend the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation Wakeboarding World Championships in beautiful Italy.

“Absolutely over the moon to come away with a bronze medal and contribute to Team GB’s 5th place achievement.”