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Fonseca, Hopkins and Bonvalot in the “half” of the main draw of the World Surfing Games

Guilherme Fonseca, Yolanda Hopkins and Teresa Bonvalot qualified this Thursday for the semifinals of the main draw of the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Games, while the three surfers who were in the playoffs were eliminated.

In Huntington Beach, in the United States, Guilherme Ribeiro and Frederico Morais fell in the sixth round of the men’s playoffs and Francisca Veselko in the women’s fifth round.

The three Portuguese representatives still in the competition will play the main draw semi-finals, then the draw final and the final against the “survivors” of the repechage.

Teresa Bonvalot, bronze medalist at the 2021 World Cup, and Yolanda Hopkins, world runner-up last year, who finished second in their respective heats in the fourth round, with 6.67 and 13.47 points, They will meet in the first set of the fifth round.a, together with the Australian Sally Fitzgibbons, champion of the World Games, and the Peruvian Daniella Rosas.

Guilherme Fonseca also advanced in the race with the second place of his battery, with 12.07 points, being only surpassed by the Japanese Kanoa Igarashi, Olympic runner-up in Tokyo 2020, who added 13.87.

The 25-year-old surfer from Peniche will contest access to the main frame final against Peruvian Lucca Mesinas and North American Kolohe Andino.

Along the way were Guilherme Ribeiro and Frederico Moraiswho did not pass the third and last place in the respective eliminatory rounds of the sixth day of the playoffs, with scores of 8.86 and 11.3.

In the women’s playoffs, “Kika” Veselko still passed the fifth round, with the second place in the tie, with 10.83 points, but fell in the sixth, with 8.77, behind the Spanish Nadia Erostarbe (9, 9) and the French Vahin√© Fierro (9.83), finishing the competition among the 17th classified.

Portugal is fighting for the first world title in the ISA World Surfing Games and for the first two Olympic places, in the competition that takes place in California until Saturday.

Source: Observadora

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