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Silvan Lima wins Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach...


 

Silvana Lima © ASP/ CI/ Kirstin via Getyy Images


 

 


Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach
Presented by Snickers


ASP World Tour Mens Event #2
ASP World Tour Womens Event #2
Bells Beach Victoria, Australia
7 - 18 April 2009


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Lima Claims Maiden ASP Dream Tour Victory at Rip Curl Women’s Pro    > En français ci-dessous

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 April, 2009 : - - Bells Beach -- Silvana Lima (BRA), 24, claimed her maiden ASP Women’s World Tour victory today, defeating reigning two-time ASP Women’s World Champion and two-time defending event winner Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 21, to take the Rip Curl Women’s Pro presented by Ford New Fiesta and become the first Brazilian in history ever to win at the iconic venue.
 
Event No. 2 of 8 on the 2009 ASP Women’s World Tour, the Rip Curl Women’s Pro culminated today with an action-packed Final that saw both athletes pushing the levels of high-performance surfing. Despite both surfers racking up high scores, it was Lima who would rise to the occasion and ring the bell for her inaugural win.
 
“This feels amazing,” Lima said. “This is the first World Tour event I’ve ever won and to win it at Bells Beach is like a dream. To be the first winner from Brazil to ring the Bell, it’s amazing. I am so happy. I hope everyone in Brazil stays up and parties big.”
 
The high-flying Brazilian wasted no time in racking up scores against Gilmore, opening with a 9.17 before backing it up with an 8.17 in the opening minutes of the Final to put her opponent on the ropes.
 
“Steph (Gilmore) is so good out there in any conditions and I knew I needed to get scores on top of her quickly,” Lima said. “I was able to get really strong waves at the start and my boards felt like they were working really well.”
 
The win rockets Lima into No. 2 on the ASP Women’s World Tour ratings, once again cementing her position as a legitimate ASP Women’s World Title threat.
 
“The World Title is always my goal, every year,” Lima said. “Last year was a really good year for me, but I couldn’t win an event. Now that I have a win, my confidence is very high and I look forward to the next event.”
 
Gilmore was the form surfer of the morning, eliminating Paige Hareb (NZL), 18, in a close Quarterfinal before racking up the highest single-wave score of the event (a 9.60 out of a possible 10) in her Semifinal bout, but was unable to find a rhythm against her South American opponent in the Final.
 
“Silvana (Lima) finally got me and she was ripping,” Gilmore said. “Her win was well-deserved and I hope it creates a great rivalry for the year ahead.”
 
Despite her runner-up finish, Gilmore has further established her stranglehold on the ASP Women’s World Tour ratings lead heading into the mid-year break.
 
“Of course I’m disappointed not to come away with the win but runner-up is still a solid result for me,” Gilmore said. “Bells is one of those places that makes you hungry to come out on top and it would have been amazing to get three in a row. Congratulations to Silvana though and I’ll look ahead to the rest of the year.”

Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 18, 2009 ASP Dream Tour rookie and last year’s ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) No. 1, put is a solid performance at the Rip Curl Women’s Pro, ousting veteran Jacqueline Silva (BRA) and former seven-time ASP Women’s World Champion Layne Beachley (AUS), 36, from competition before falling to Gilmore in today’s Semifinal.
 
“I had an okay start but Steph (Gilmore) really came steaming back with some big scores,” Fitzgibbons said. “There were definitely a few waves I would have loved to have been on, but that’s how our sport goes and the ocean wasn’t in my favor this time around. Last year was a good year for me so I am trying to take confidence from that to find a big result as the year progresses.”
 
Sofia Mulanovich (PER), 25, former ASP Women’s World Champion, put in another strong performance at Bells Beach, taking down Samantha Cornish (AUS), 28, before falling to eventual winner Lima in the Semifinals.
 
“It is still a pretty good result and I am happy for that,” Mulanovich said. “I couldn’t do anything out there so it was frustrating. I was a bit nervous and couldn’t really read the waves that well. I was just falling off, getting stuck on my turns and once you do it once, it gets stuck in your head so it is a little bit psychological. I am always stoked to come back here though. I love this wave and I love this place.’
 
Highlights from the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford New Fiesta will be available via www.live.ripcurl.com
 
The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Snickers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 7:30am for a possible 8am start.
 
For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com
 
RIP CURL WOMEN’S PRO BELLS BEACH FINAL RESULTS:
1 – Silvana Lima (AUS) 17.34
2 – Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 13.06
 
RIP CURL WOMEN’S PRO BELLS BEACH SEMIFINAL RESULTS:
SF 1: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 16.60 def. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 11.67
SF 2: Silvana Lima (BRA) 15.00 def. Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 7.57
 
RIP CURL WOMEN’S PRO BELLS BEACH QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:
QF 1: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 14.50 def. Jacqueline Silva (BRA) 12.00
QF 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 8.43 def. Paige Hareb (NZL) 7.50
QF 3: Silvana Lima (BRA) 7.23 def. Rebecca Woods (AUS) 7.07
QF 4: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 12.83 def. Samantha Cornish (AUS) 7.50


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ASP WOMENS WORLD TOUR RATINGS AFTER STOP 2; RIP CURL WOMEN'S PRO pres. by FORD NEW FIESTA
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
Silvana Lima (BRA)
Sofia Mulanovich (PER)
Paige Hareb (NZL)
Melanie Bartels (HAW)
Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)
Coco Ho (HAW)
Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Samantha Cornish (AUS)
Jacqueline Silva (BRA)
Chelsea Hedges (AUS)
Bruna Schmitz (BRA)


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RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Mick Campbell (AUS)
Heat 2: Chris Ward (USA) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 3: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Dayyan Neve (AUS)
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
Heat 5: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 6: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Tim Boal (FRA)
Heat 7: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)
Heat 8: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Owen Wright (AUS)
Heat 9: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Adam Robertson (AUS)
Heat 10: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. Jihad Khodr (BRA)
Heat 11: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Drew Courtney (AUS)
Heat 12: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Kekoa Bacalso (HAW)
Heat 13: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Jay Thompson (AUS)
Heat 14: Tim Reyes (USA) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 15: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Dean Morrison (AUS)
Heat 16: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) vs. David Weare (ZAF)


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français

SILVANA LIMA REMPORTE LE RIP CURL PRO WOMEN'S PRO by Ford New Fiesta, FACE A STEPHANIE GILMORE

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 April, 2009 : - - Bells Beach -- Silvana Lima (BRA), 24 ans, a remporté aujourd’hui sa toute première victoire sur le circuit ASP Women’s World Tour. En finale, elle a battu Stéphanie Gilmore (AUS), 21 ans, double championne du monde et double tenante du titre ici à Bells Beach. Une victoire historique puisque c’est la première fois en 37 ans d’existence qu’une brésilienne inscrit son nom au palmarès de cette épreuve de légende.

Deuxième des huit étapes de l’ASP Women’s World Tour 2009, le Rip Curl Women’s Pro s’est terminé en beauté avec une finale exceptionnelle qui a vu deux athlètes repousser les limites du surf féminin. Mais il nous fallait une gagnante et c’est Lima qui a finalement pu secouer la cloche pour sa première victoire.

« Une sensation incroyable » a reconnu Lima. « C’est ma première victoire sur le World Tour et gagner ici à Bells est vrai rêve. Etre la première brésilienne à gagner ce trophée est aussi incroyable. Je suis tellement heureuse. J’espère que tout le monde au Brésil en profitera pour faire la fête »
La brésilienne au style aérien n’a pas perdu de temps pour rentrer dans sa finale avec une première vague notée 9,17 points avant d’enchaîner avec un 8,17 quelques minutes plus tard.

“Steph (Gilmore) est tellement forte sur cette vague que je savais qu’il me fallait faire de gros scores d’entrée,” a dit Lima. « J’ai trouvé de très bonnes vagues et ma planche est tout simplement magique. »

Gilmore était pourtant la surfeuse en forme de la journée puisqu’elle avait scoré la meilleure vague de la compétition (9,60 points sur 10 possibles) quelques minutes plus tôt en demi finale. Mais elle n’est pas parvenue à trouver un rythme pour contrer la brésilienne en finale.

« Silvana (Lima) m’a battu avec la manière » a reconnu Gilmore. « Sa victoire est largement méritée et j’espère qu’elle va créer une grande rivalité sportive entre nous pour les prochaines années. »

Malgré cette deuxième place, Gilmore a accentué son avance sur le classement ASP Women’s World Tour avant une longue trêve. « Bien sûr je suis déçue de ne pas avoir gagné ici, mais c’est un très bon résultat pour moi, » a dit Gilmore. « Bells n’est pas une étape comme les autres et j’espérais vraiment y obtenir trois victoires consécutives. Félicitation à Silvana et j’attends avec impatience le reste de la saison »

Tous les moments clés du Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach présenté par Ford New Fiesta seront bientôt disponible sur live.ripcurl.com. Le Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach présenté par Snickers sera de retour demain matin. Rendez-vous à 7h30 (23h30 heure française) pour un possible lancement du deuxième tour  des hommes à 8 heures.

FINALE DU RIP CURL WOMEN’S PRO BELLS BEACH
1 – Silvana Lima (AUS) 17.34
2 – Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 13.06

DEMI FINALES DU RIP CURL WOMEN’S PRO BELLS BEACH
DF 1  1: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 16.60 a battu Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 11.67
DF 2: Silvana Lima (BRA) 15.00 a battu Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 7.57

QUARTS DE FINALES DU RIP CURL WOMEN’S PRO BELLS BEACH
QF 1: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 14.50 a battu Jacqueline Silva (BRA) 12.00
QF 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 8.43 a battu Paige Hareb (NZL) 7.50
QF 3: Silvana Lima (BRA) 7.23 a battu Rebecca Woods (AUS) 7.07
QF 4: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 12.83 a battu Samantha Cornish (AUS) 7.50


 

   


 


Previous reports:
# 1 :
Rip Curl Pro brings ASP top 45 back to iconic Bells Beach
# 2 :
World title contenders sight on Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach
# 3 : Worlds best land at Rip Curl Pro/Possible start Tuesday

# 4 : Smith sizzles, Wright upsets at Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach  
# 5 : Experience prevails Day 1 of Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells 
# 6 : One-foot surf forces lay day for Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach


# 7 : Another lay day setting upon Bells Beach for Rip Curl Pro


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