Movistar Peru Classic
Presented by IDP
ASP Women's World Tour stop #5
San Bartolo, Lima Peru
5 - 9 June 2010
Silvana Lima Claims Movistar Peru Classic pres. By IPD
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 June, 2010 : - - San Bartolo, Peru -- Event No. 5 on the 2010 ASP Womens World Tour, the Movistar Peru Classic culminated in dramatic fashion today with some major upsets and stunning performances.
Lima wasted little time in the Final bout, assaulting the glassy righthanders with a barrage of hi-fi fin throws and searing carves, amassing the highest heat total of the event, a 16.50 out of a possible 20, to best her young Australian opponent.
I feel great! Lima exclaimed after exiting the water. I knew I needed to put up high scores early on because Sally (Fitzgibbons) has been surfing so well all event. I have some really good boards and I fell like I have been surfing well. Im so stoked right now!
The win marks Limas third elite victory of her career and vaults the South American from 7th to 3rd on the ASP Womens World Tour ranking.
Its the biggest result I have had since last year, Lima said. Its really good for me. I feel like I have been surfing well this year but havent been making heats. This is very good for my confidence and the rest of the season. I wish we didnt have such a big break though.
Sally Fitzgibbons : photo ASP/Morris
Fitzgibbons continued her sizzling level of performance in Peru, logging in excellent wave scores in virtually every round of competition. Todays result marks her third, consecutive Runner-Up finish this season, firmly cementing her place at ASP Womens World No. 2.
Another bridesmaid, Fitzgibbons said. Its a good result all the same and great for my rating, but I want to win one really bad. Silvana (Lima) was ripping though. I couldnt really get into a good rhythm in that heat. I felt good all day, but she got the jump on me and I was never able to answer back. Its all good though. Weve had amazing support here in Peru and Im looking forward to the next one.
Sofia Mulanovich (PER), 26, former ASP Womens World Champion (2004) and 2009 Movistar Peru Classic winner, once again pulled out some late heat heroics to best Chelsea Hedges (AUS), 26, in the Quarterfinals but was unable to overcome a rampaging Fitzgibbons in the Semifinals.
Its disappointing for sure, Mulanovich said. Sally (Fitzgibbons) was surfing really well and I could get the waves I needed. I started out with a strong heat, but got the best waves at the end. Its another strong result, but I would have liked to make the Final.
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 22, reigning ASP Womens World Champion and current ASP Womens World No. 1, suffered a last-minute defeat at the hands of Lima in their Semifinal bout.
Sofia Mulanovich : photo ASP/Morris
It was an interesting event and we had challenging conditions throughout, Gilmore said. The past few days have been pretty fun on the lefts, but today it felt a bit between swells. It was too small for the left and still kind of big for the right. Equal 3rd is a good result but I felt like I have had a nervous energy about me all event. I hadnt prepared enough on the righthander and that showed in my wave selection.
Despite the somewhat uncharacteristic loss, Gilmore still retains a healthy lead in the hunt for her fourth consecutive ASP Womens World Title, and will use the mid-season break to recharge before the end of the year. Im going to go home and then on some surf trips to Indonesia, Gilmore said. Im working on a film project with Ava Warbick and Ill use the time to recharge before the US Open in July and then onto Portugal after that.
The next stop on the 2010 ASP Womens World Tour will be the Rip Curl Pro Portugal from October 7 through 11, 2010. For more information, log onto aspworldtour.com
Silvana Lima : photo ASP/Morris
MOVISTAR PERU CLASSIC FINAL RESULT:
1 Silvana Lima (BRA) 16.50
2 Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 10.77
MOVISTAR PERU CLASSIC SEMIFINAL RESULTS:
SF 1: Silvana Lima (BRA) 11.77 def. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 11.00
SF 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 14.60 def. Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 11.56
MOVISTAR PERU CLASSIC QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:
QF 1: Silvana Lima (BRA) 13.43 def. Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) 11.23
QF 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 11.86 def. Paige Hareb (NZL) 10.50
QF 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 15.27 def. Coco Ho (HAW) 13.70
QF 4: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 14.14 def. Chelsea Hedges (AUS) 13.43
Current ASP Womens World Tour Top 5 (After Peru):
1 Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 4716 pts
2 Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 4224 pts
3 Silvana Lima (BRA) 3612 pts
4 Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 3588 pts
5 Chelsea Hedges (AUS) 3180 pts
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