The 2018 Asian Games, the second-largest multi-sport event in the world after the Olympics, will include jet ski racing for the first time in its history. This addition to the 45-nation, 40-sport event means big things for one local woman.
Dawn Dawson, owner of Reflections Advertising
lives here in Colorado Springs, and holds the honor of being the only woman sanctioned by the International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) as an announcer for official events. She holds several IJSBA world titles, herself, and has announced the IJSBA World Finals for many years.
Now, she will be an international announcer for the Asian Games, to be held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia beginning Aug. 18.
According to a press release: "Each event will comprise of six key racing classes; Runabout 1000, Runabout Endurance, Runabout Open, Runabout Stock, Open Ski and Sport GP. North Jakarta’s Ancol Beach Marina hub will play host to the jet ski, and sailing, events. It is a spot well known for its shopping precinct and is expected to attract large crowds."
Those who wish to tune in to see some awesome athletics, and to hear Dawson in action, can keep an eye on the official Asian Games website
for streaming information.