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Virag sisters soar through qualifiers, but Aussie Kell sets the Open Women standard at IWWF World Wakeboard Championships

Italian twins Alice and Chiara Virag are to a great extent inseparable, and it was difficult to disclose to them separated again as they delivered dazzling twofold execution at the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships in Abu Dhabi today.

The 19-year-old sisters from Milan were in shimmering structure as the two of them beat their passing warms to book puts in Friday's Open Women semi-finals at the Eastern Mangroves Promenade.

In the event that both of the twins are to return home with a gold award, in any case, it might require a best ever execution from one of them, judging from the display of Australian Zahra Kell who recorded a top score of 72.78 in the passing warms. Likewise experiencing was Sanne Meijer from the Netherlands, gold medal winner last month's first ever ANOC Worlds Beach Games, who says it will be a lot harder to win in Abu Dhabi and had a message for youthful UAE wakeboarding fans.

"Winning gold is truly significant for a competitor yet I don't have the foggiest idea whether winning here is conceivable," she said. "It will be exceptionally extreme, and my success a month ago means I have just accomplished my goal during the current year. Yet, I'm unquestionably not here to be last." "Getting to the top in this game isn't simple, and the most significant thing is to have fun. That is the means by which I showed signs of improvement, by messing around with my friends. One friend would accomplish something and I'd attempt it, yet it didn't work, so I would continue attempting and we'd all continue supporting one another. That is the manner in which you learn."

While warm daylight offered approach to dark skies and downpour on the subsequent day, the adjustment in climate had no effect to the soul and execution of the 150 competitors amassed in Abu Dhabi from 31 nations. Australian Mackenzie McCarthy and Italy's Julia Molinari topped the Junior Women qualifying heats while Swiss Deborah Lutolf and Russian Anna Maria Kushkovskaya additionally traveled through to Saturday's conclusive.

German Sigrid Bachler dominated the Over 40 Veteran Women qualifiers to advance alongside American Cathy Williams, Hong Kong's Kit Sum Ruby Lee and Man Yee Fiona Chan, New Zealander Charlotte Broadbent and Japan's Naoko Nishikado. The Brazillian flair of Mariane Nep gave her top spot in the Over 30 Master Women qualifiers in front of Japan's Mayiu Oyama, Britain's Sarah Partridge, Hong Kong's Zee Zee Hester Shiu and Nep's compatriot, Ailine Wafae.

Arriving at Friday's Under 14 Girls last were Australian Sienna Curren, Mexico's Fernanda Gomez Crespo, Japan's Mio Nakagawa and China's Xiang Wang. Facilitated by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports club, the five-day 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships reaches at a peak on Saturday.