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Young waterskier Daniel Marshall was determined to follow in his sister’s footsteps when he took part in a waterski championships.
And the eight-year-old did just that, picking up two first places and a third.
Daniel, of Roberttown, Liversedge, competed in the British Waterski Federation national cutting edge competition, held for skiers who are 16 and under, and he fought off competition from people several years older than him.
It enabled him to bring more success to the family, after older sister Paige Eckford competed for Britain.
The16-year-old Mirfield Free Grammar School student was selected for the Great Britain Juniors squad in the European and Africa championships last month.
It was her first international call-up after less than a year in the sport but she returned from the four-day contest in Wallsee, Austria, with a silver and a bronze medal.
Now the talented youngster, who trains at the White Rose Waterski Club at Cromwell Bottom in Elland, is aiming for a place in the British squad which will compete in the world championships next year in Italy.
Paige’s success inspired both Daniel and is other stepsister Eleanor, 14. She competed at the event at Premier waterski club, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, despite having a learning difficulty and won an award in the girls’ barefoot section.
Daniel was competing as part of the Yorkshire and Humberside team and took first in barefoot waterskiing, first in kneeboard and third in wakeboarding before being declared top overall scoring competitor winning a trip to Extreme Gene waterski school in Spain as a the main prize.
His dad Glenn said: “He started waterskiing at three and trains at White Rose waterski club at Cromwell Bottom all year round.
“There’s no doubt he was inspired by his step sister Paige’s recent success in the European Barefoot waterski finals.
“His other step sister Eleanor also competed and won an award. It must run in the family!”