Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashid Al-Mulla produced yet another outstanding performance to maintain his unbeaten run to win his maiden UIM-ABP Aquabike Freestyle World Championship title on Khalid Lagoon in Sharjah.
The Emirati has totally dominated the Freestyle category this season and victory in both motos gives him an unassailable lead in the points’ standings. By winning his maiden title, Al-Mulla becomes the first Freestyler since Italy’s Valerio Calderoni in 2011 to etch a name other than Rok and Nac Florjancic on the trophy.
The 31-year-old dominated both motos with an array of barrel-rolls, back-flips, reverse 360s, and combinations, picking up 90 points in each and is now unbeaten in his last six Grand Prix. Portugal’s Paulo Nunes claimed two second places with Ali Abdeljalil and Alexander Kuramshin trading third spots.
“I have been working on this programme for seven years now and I have continued to develop and improve my display. To win the World Championship is a special feeling. I am so happy for my team. Now I can enjoy the final moto on Friday as the World Champion.” Al Mulla said.