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Raimi Merritt follows father's path

Updated: August 27, 2013, 12:37 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW.com

Raimi Merritt had been back in the water only a couple of weeks after fracturing her ankle in a competition in May, and clearly the six-time world champion was not up to her usual form. But with the World Wakeboard Association Championships in Kenosha, Wis., beckoning, that hardly mattered.

"Even though she might not have been ready to ski, she really thought she was going to win," her father, Steve, marveled last week. "She's just not going to accept anything less."

Merritt, ...

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