Posts Tagged ‘June Fladborg’

GREETINGS FROM RAY AND JUNE TO GOLDEN FALLS

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

MOOMBA MASTERS 2011 ONE OF THE BEST FOR MANY YEARS

Ray Stokes with June Fladborg and Moomba Star  Jacinta Carroll

Ray Stokes with June Fladborg and Moomba Star Jacinta Carroll

We had it all this year – cold air, rain and then scorching sunshine when it was most needed for the last two days. With over 300,000 people on site, the atmosphere was fantastic. Moomba 2011 was also full of surprises with youngsters rocking the boat on many fronts. The two sensations were Jacinta Carroll AUS, another Ray Stokes special, and Tim Bradstreet AUS. Both are just 18 years old. Jacinta took the Jump title with 53.1m and also Silver in Overall. Tim  took second in Jump with 67.1m – ahead of Freddy Krueger, Scot Ellis, etc. He was also third in overall. Watch out for these two names for years to come. At Junior level they already have been as good as it gets !

Ray Stokes was with us for most of the big events and it was great to see him on site with June Fladborg DEN who is still struggling with that very nasty heel injury. She does not expect to return to the water this year, unfortunately. Both June and Ray send all their best wishes to all their friends at Golden Falls. As Ray has been with us at our lake for over 20 years, he is family ! His Hospital treatment continues but he is in great spirits and we can only hope that the new experimental medication will work for him.

JUNE HAVING SURGERY TODAY

Monday, October 18th, 2010

BIG CRASH FOR WORLD RECORD HOLDER JUNE AT ROCKETMAN TOURNAMENT YESTERDAY

June in World Cup action

June in World Cup action

It has been an extraordinary season for Denmark’s talented June Fladborg. A dream came true for our World Cup Star last week when her new World Jump Record of 57.1m was approved by the World Tournament Council. Now it was time to celebrate, enjoy a few last competitions of 2010 and plan for 2011.

June’s long term Coach Ray Stokes has just contacted us with some bad news. Well known for over 15 years of visits to Golden Falls and also for training with June here at our Club. June was competing yesterday at the Rocketman Tournament in Florida USA. Her cut to the Ramp was World Record stuff all over again and her timing was also perfect. Then, about 10m into the flight time, June’s heel came partly out of her binding. The crash which followed was not a pretty sight.

Ray has confirmed that June has broken her heel bone. Right now she is heading for surgery and we await news from the Medics shortly. We know that all her World Cup fans and friends wish her a speedy recovery. While we recognise that injuries are a part of many exciting sports, there is never a right moment for this to happen. Our new World Record holder has a challenging time ahead and we all wish her well.