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This is Blue Peter, but mini.
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We've only got five minutes, so get ready for your Blue Peter adventure.
'This summer, I've hit the water.'
'As part of my latest Blue Peter challenge,
'I've taken on water-skiing.
'And it's been awesome!'
'Under the guidance of my expert coach, Nick...'
Really good. I think we've got a natural.
'..I've been giving it everything I've got.'
Which is useful, because we are here,
at the National Water Skiing Championships.
After just starting my training two months ago,
I'm going to attempt to perform an actual routine here.
'The Nationals attract the finest young water-skiers
'the UK has to offer.
'The very best of the best.
'I'll be performing three water-ski tricks in a row.
'I have to do...'
'And just two attempts of 20 seconds to get them right.'
I've loved training for this challenge. It has been brilliant.
I've learned there are things I can do quite well and learn quickly,
and there are things that I actually cannot do at all.
But the thing I'm most worried about are my 180s.
Because I only get one chance at those and, if they go wrong...
Well, you'll know.
Because I'll stop on the spot and I'll face-plant the water,
and it's really going to hurt!
'And, because this is a top competition,
'there's a panel of expert judges who'll be watching my every move.
'If I put just one ski wrong, they'll disqualify me.
'No pressure, then(!)
'Time for some last-minute advice from my coach, Nick.'
The tricks themselves are about how many degrees you turn through.
Did you get your skis perfectly backwards?
That's what the judges are going to be looking for.
If you get 170 degrees, it won't count.
'I'm not just concerned about performing the tricks,
'it's squeezing them into just 20 seconds.'
20 seconds doesn't sound long until you have to hold your breath.
This is a new thing, by the way.
So when we were training, I had no idea that I only had 20 seconds,
until the penultimate session, when you said,
"We've got the skills,
"now we just need to do it in a condensed time."
'Putting the tricks together against the clock and in front of the judges
'is going to be SO tough.
And hopefully, when I get out of this water,
you're going to see a big smile on this face.
'Fortunately, I'm allowed one quick practice to get myself ready.
'But, as I try one of the 180-degree turns...'
'This is the worst possible start.
'I have to put this out of my mind and get on with it.'
'First up, two sets of 90-degree turns.
'I have to turn to each side and slide on the water.
'But now the tricks get hard.
'Next, the dreaded 180.
'I have to turn and ski backwards - twice!
'there's the other!
'Yes! Get in!
'And, last, the hardest of all -
'two full 360-degree turns.
'A bit of a stumble! I nearly lost it!
'But I'm still standing.
'Come on, Radzi, one more time.
'I think I've done it!
'What a feeling!
'But then Nick has some news.'
I don't think your 360s were all in time.
'He doesn't think I've managed to fit everything into the 20 seconds.
'And then the judges confirm it.'
The tricks looked good, but the 360s out of time.
The 360s were out of time.
'So I need to go again.
'I've got just one more chance to complete my two 360-degree turns.
'If I fall, then those months of training
'will have all been for nothing.
'OK, Radzi, one last chance.
'Now for the second. Can I do it? Come on. Come on.
'One hand off. I've started the turn.
'Can I get all the way around?
'I grabbed it with the second! I've made it!
'I cannot believe it! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
'I am over the moon!'
All tricks in time.
'All that hard work by Nick and his team has totally paid off.
'But what do the judges think?'
It takes years and years and years
for the top trick skiers to do what they do.
So for him to come out here, at the National Championships,
and to do a run on two skis like he did,
I just think he's absolutely brilliant.
Of all the Blue Peter challenges I've done...
..none have rested so much on one attempt.
And knowing that I could start and fall in straight away,
and there's no coming back from it...
'I cannot tell you how much I have loved this experience.
'Water-skiing - what a sport!'
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