Australian Travis Osborne turned back the clock at the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships in Abu Dhabi on 19th November, 2019, propelling his offer for a second gold medal 12 years after his first.
Osborne, who won the IWWF Masters title for 30-year-olds and over in 2007, has not contended at the top level since. Be that as it may, he was up to his old deceives again as the UAE capital invited 150 of the world's top riders from 31 nations toward the Eastern Mangroves Promenade.
Turning on the style in his qualifying heat as the five-day championship, facilitated by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, got going, he was one of nine competitors to experience to Friday's semi-finals in the Over 40 Veteran Men class.
Going along with him were New Zealander Bryan Simpson, American Dayle Cartwright, Britain's Mark Goldsmith, Frenchman Daniel Duquesnoy, Italian's Pierlugi Mazzia and Francesco Starita, German Dominik Lindemann and Thailand's Bunyalo Jumruang.
In the Under 14 Boys qualifiers, Australian Noah Bollard, American Alex Albin, Italians Frederico Dal Lago and Stefano Comollo, alongside Taipei's Yu-Yeh, all won their warms to experience to Friday's semi-finals.
Additionally qualifying were Mexico's Mateo Franco, Russian Mikhail Doladov, Jair Souza from Brazil, Thailand's Pisit Jmahattanajatuphat and Japan's Rito Shikai.
The UAE's first since forever national wakeboarding group is increasing significant top level experience this week, and siblings Mohamed and Hamed Naser Al Belooshi, alongside Ahmed Omeir, will all get another opportunity to reach the semi-finals in Thursday's Boys last possibility qualifiers.
UAE captain Khaled Subaa and team mate Omeir Saeed, senior sibling of young men's rival Ahmed, are both in action in today (Wednesday) Open Men qualifiers as Massimiliano Piffaretti offers for a second gold as of late.
The Italian is intending to add to his triumph at the most recent month's first ever ANOC Worlds Beach Games, as is Sanne Meijer from the Netherlands who is likewise in action today in the Open Women qualifiers.
Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club and the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation, the game's administering body, have made an amazing occasion scene on the Eastern Mangroves Promenade where the game's best are in their element.
The coordinators accept the occasion can give a significant lift to wakeboarding in the UAE and build up Abu Dhabi as one of the game's driving global goals.
Caption: Australian Travis Osborne – up to his old deceives again yesterday as the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships got going in Abu Dhabi.