Former Midlothian pupil is walking on water

Marisa Alongi in action
Marisa Alongi in action

A former pupil of St David’s High School in Dalkeith is aiming for success at next month’s World Waterski Racing Championships.

In only her first full season of competition, Marisa Alongi (17), surprised herself and delighted her supporters by winning last month’s Junior Girls British Championship in Kent.

She will travel to Tenerife in a bid to clinch the world title, before making the transition to adult competition next year.

Following a daunting schedule of qualifiers, she secured her place with victory in the final event, held recently at Weston-super-Mare.

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