Whitney McClintock of Cambridge, Ont., successfully defended her title in women’s slalom on Saturday at the world water skiing championships.

McClintock, the winner two years ago in Calgary, went around three buoys with her rope length at 10.75 metres for the victory. Nicole Arthur of Britain was second scoring 0 buoys at 10.75 while Regina Jacquess of the U.S., took the bronze scoring 3.5 buoys and 11.75 metres.

“This feels so good after not doing well in the other events this week,” said McClintock, 23. “I really wanted to come home with a gold medal and I was determined to win the slalom today.”