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Can the Aussie Nic Gold?

Australian star Nic Rapa produced a dazzling performance to stay firmly on course for a gold medal at the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships in Abu Dhabi.

Rapa underlined his status as one of the sport’s best and most daring professional athletes by producing three double flips in a single run for a brilliant top score of 93.56 in the Open Men’s quarter final heats.

De Armas is gunning for IWWF gold

Argentina’s Eugenia De Armas moved within reach of the biggest win of her career in the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships today as the sport’s leading athletes set the stage for an enthralling grand finale in Abu Dhabi.

With De Armas landing the top score to progress from the Open Women’s semi-finals, the biggest surprise was the failure of Australian leading qualifier Zahra Kell to reach the Saturday afternoon final after falling twice in her heat.

Aussie Rapa is in the rhythm

Australian star Nic Rapa has promised a weekend super show at the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships in Abu Dhabi as the sport’s biggest talents fight it out for gold medal glory.

The five-day event reaches a big climax in the UAE capital where the world wakeboarding elite have been in brilliant form this week, and Rapa, one of the sport’s top professional athletes, says the best is yet to come over the next 48 hours.

Italian twins hope to stop Double Dutch gold

Italian twins Alice and Chiara Virag are largely inseparable, and it was hard to tell them apart again as they produced stunning double performance at the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships in Abu Dhabi today.

The 19-year-old sisters from Milan were in sparkling form as they both topped their qualifying heats to book places in Friday’s Open Women semi-finals at the Eastern Mangroves Promenade.

Also going through was Sanne Meijer from the Netherlands, gold medal winner at last month’s first ever ANOC Worlds Beach Games.

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