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Costa Rica's 'Dream Team' takes country's first title

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Ticos dazzle on the world surfing stage

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 June, 2015 - Costa Rica's Dream Team has won the country's first world title. The team took the Aloha Cup Gold after Carlos Muñoz, Leilani and Noe Mar McGonagle put in amazing performances at the ISA World Surfing Games.
 
Noe Mar McGonagle took gold in the men's as he ousted Nic von Rupp, Shane Holmes and Usuna Leandro. In the women's  Leilani McGonagle took silver. The one-two punch of Costa Rican talent was enough to seal the deal and give the Costa Rican team the gold medal.
 
"Thank God for sending the good waves," said Noe Mare McGonagle. "This win was the work of many years in family. I couldn't have done it without all the amazing Ticos on the beach and the support from Costa Rica. Without them this would not have been possible. This win is for you Costa Rica!" said Noe

Final team standings (Top 10 -of 27-)
 1. Costa Rica - 3,468 pts. (Gold)
2. Portugal - 2980 (Silver)
3. United States - 2,919 (Bronze)
4. Peru - 2,913 (Copper)
5. Australia - 2,793
6. Argentina - 2,563
7. Ecuador - 2,281
8. New Zealand - 2,242
9. Chile - 2,143
10. Mexico - 2,125
 
Individual medals
 
Open Male
Gold: Noe Mar McGonagle (CRI)
Silver: Nicola Von Rupp (POR)
Bronze: Shane Holmes (AUS)
Usuna Leandro (ARG)
 
Open Female
Gold: Aunt White (USA)
Silver: Leilani McGonagle (CRI)
Bronze: Ella Williams (NZL)
Copper: Chelsea Tuach (BAR)
 
Aloha Cup
 
Gold: Costa Rica - 50.17 pts.
Silver: Peru - 46.40
Bronze: Australia - 40.77
Copper: Argentina - 34.59

Author: 
Carlos Enrique Brenes
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