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Peru still in the lead at World Surfing Games

Peru still in the lead at World Surfing Games

Posted by Juan Gavasa on October 31, 2014

Peru, host country of the Claro ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games, remains in the lead as the tournament approaches its final days of competition.

Australia and South Africa are sitting a close second and third respectively after a strong comeback today, followed by Argentina, Costa Rica, and Chile. Yesterday started with Open Women’s Main Event Round 2, where local Peruvian Analí Gomez had an intense battle against Ecuador’s Dominic “Mimi” Barona.

Gomez defended her home turf fiercely by winning the heat, first posting an impressive 9.33 wave, followed by a 6.50, for a 15.83 total heat score. Barona followed closely, trying to protect the highest event score she achieved during day 3 of the competition posting an 8.60 and a 6.17, for a total of 14.77.

“Dominic had the best score of the first day and I wanted to do the same. The most important thing is that all of us on Team Peru stay in the competition and add points to take the Team Gold Medal,” said Gomez.

Gomez and Barona sent Uruguay’s Delfina Morosini (5.77) and Puerto Rico’s Kelly Laide (5.37) to the Repechage Rounds. In the Men’s Main Event Round 4, 2011 ISA World Surfing Games Gold Medalist Santiago Muniz from Argentina, showed his potential to reclaim the gold.

Peru’s Joaquin Del Castillo with 11.03 points and Argentinean Leandro “Lele” Usuna with a total heat score of 12.44 were the other standouts of this round.

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