Rottnest Island’s stage victory in Australia led Gabriel Medina to a 16th victory at a specific stage in his career last Tuesday. Now, Brazil ranks ninth on the list of the 10 most successful athletes in the history of the world surfing circuit, tying with former surfer Martin Potter of the United Kingdom.
Enthusiastic about his second win in the Australian leg, where he reached the three finals of the four disputed stages, Medina published a picture with three trophies won in the country of Oceania, including two titles (Narbean and Rotenest Island) and a vice (Newcastle). ) Even he is runner-up at the Pipe Masters in Hawaii at the beginning of the season.
Legendary surfer Kelly Slater, who was an 11-time world champion, leads the rankings separately with 55 wins. American Tom Curren is in second place with 33 achievements. Tom Carroll of Australia completed the podium with 26 trophies.
Australia dominates the rankings. Mick Fanning is in fourth place and Damian Hardman in sixth place, while Barton Lynch and Mark Richards are in seventh place. Hawaii’s Andy Iron broke Streak in the fifth. Medina is the only Brazilian in the top 10 list.
With two accumulated achievements, Brazil need two more wins to break their record of wins in a single season. If that happens, he could rise to the sixth position in the rankings.
Check out the list of the 10 biggest stage winners in the history of the world surfing circuit:
First – Kelly Slater (United States) – 55 wins
2.º – Tom Curren (United States) – 33
Third – Tom Carroll (Australia) – 26
Fourth – Mick Fanning (Australia) – 22
5th – Andy Irons (Hawaii) – 20
Sixth – Damian Hardman (Australia) – 19
7.º – Barton Lynch (Australia) – 17
7th – Mark Richards (Australia) – 17
9th – Martin Potter (United Kingdom) – 16
9th – Gabriel Medina (Brazil) – 16