Surfing - Medina impresses again in Rio

Brazilian hope Gabriel Medina again impressed at the Quicksilver Saquarema Prime in Rio as he eased into the quarter-finals.

Surfing - Medina impresses again in Rio

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2012 SURFING Brazil's Gabriel Medina

Medina, who top-scored in round two, posted the highest heat-wave total of the day with 18.80/20 in the round of 24, before following that with an 18.47 in the last 16.

“The waves are great, my board feels good and with perfect conditions like these, I just try to get quality waves and surf them to the best of my ability,” Medina said. “Today was wonderful, I had two great heats and I hope things stay the same for tomorrow.”

Another Brazilian also shone as Raoni Monteiro ousted defending champion Matt Wilkinson of Australia in a closely contested last 16 clash. Monteiro posted 17.46 and his opponent 17.20.

“This is my home,” Monteiro said. “Yesterday I hurt my back picking up my daughter and I couldn’t even walk around last night. I hope to be well enough to make it to the finals tomorrow.”


Heat 1: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) vs Jadson Andre (BRA)

Heat 2: Dion Atkinson (AUS) vs Mitchel Coleborn (AUS)

Heat 3: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs Simao Romao (BRA)

Heat 4: Aritz Aranburu (EUK) vs Marc Lacomare (FRA)

LAST 16 (9th place) - $ 4,300 and 2,400 points:

Heat 1: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 17.46 vs Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 17.20

Heat 2: Jadson Andre (BRA) 13.44 def Bernardo Miranda (BRA) 10.54

Heat 3: Dion Atkinson (AUS) 16.37 def Brett Simpson (USA) 13.77

Heat 4: Mitchel Coleborn (AUS) 17.13 def Tanner Gudauskas (USA) 7.17

Heat 5: Simao Romao (BRA) 8.47 def Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 8.43

Heat 6: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 18.47 def Kiron Jabour (HAW) 12.57

Heat 7: Marc Lacomare (FRA) 12.47 def Jeremy Flores (FRA) 12.17

Heat 8: Aritz Aranburu (EUK) 15.17 def Dale Staples (ZAF) 9.50

ROUND OF 24 (17th place) - $ 2,700 and 1,300 points:

Heat 5: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 12.94 def Gabriel Villaran (PER) 10.27

Heat 6: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 18.80 def Glenn Hall (IRL) 10.43

Heat 7: Marc Lacomare (FRA) 17.13 def Joan Duru (FRA) 12.33

Heat 8: Dale Staples (ZAF) 14.67 def Damien Hobgood (USA) 12.00

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