Pauline Ado, a regular at ISA Hoogmis, is still in the main draw. The 2017 world champion is the most active and opportunistic in the 4th round series, where the waves are sought after. Building on her experience, the 31-year-old Basque edged Portugal’s Teresa Bonvalot, who joined her in the 5th and penultimate round of the main draw before the grand final, while Ecuadorians Dominic Barona and Mathea Dempfle-Olin of Canada came back to the game. repeat. (to which they both later gave up).
Next, for the Blues captain, will be a confrontation with one of the great favorites of the competition, the American CT Gabriela Bryan, her compatriot and former WSL junior world champion Kirra Pinkerton and the Canadian Dempfle-Olin. , Sanoa on his first name this time.
Vahine Fierro and Tessa Thyssen are still “alive” in the draft board. The Polynesian bowed to it on Thursday after missing the last place in the 4th round series of the main draw. The Huahine California surfer’s adventure almost came to a halt during her first hunting session, but a last second of heat allowed her to overtake Portuguese Francisca Veselko for second qualifying place behind Spaniard Nadia Erostarbe. . “I knew it would end. I never pretended but there are, yes. I came out of the water with the biggest smile in the world,” beamed Fierro as he emerged from the water on the mic of the FFS.
In the 7th rerun (of 10), Fierro will share the series with Robinson India from Australia, newcomers to the CT this year before falling victim to the mid-season “cut”, Florida-born German Rachel Presti and.. Tessa Thyssen. The St. Barts surfer swept the 3rd round repechage and posted the best total (13.67) in four round 6 runs to beat Costa Rican Leilani McGonagle, who also saved her Lycra, unlike Dominic Barona and the Israeli Anat Lelior.
With three of its representatives still in contention, France can secure an unnominated women’s ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympics. Australia’s Sally Fitzgibbons, India Robinson and Sophie McCulloch are the only other nations to have yet completed the women’s squad. Gabriela Bryan and Kirra Pinkerton from the United States and Teresa Bonvalot and Yolanda Hopkins from Portugal lie in ambush, with their two surfers still in the main draw, only Ado and Fitzgibbons on the French and Australian side.
Delahaye, Bisso and Braye fell
However, the curtain has fallen on the tricolor male collective. Still present in the main draw this Thursday morning, Gatien Delahaye fell after finishing 3rd in a very good series of 5th round. If the Guadeloupean shot one of the best waves (5.80) of the round, he sinned by the reserves and allowed the American duo Nat Young – Kolohe Andino to qualify for the next round, maneuvering well at the end of the series with priority . Delahaye then struggled in the repechage, where he was eliminated once inside in the 8th round, victims, like the Brazilian elite Jadson André, of the Indonesian double Rio Waida / Ketut Agus.
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