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Gabriel Medina Wins the 2018 Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o, Owen Wright Places Second
The 2014 World Champion jumps to second on the ratings, opening up the World Title race for the back half of the year.
Gabriel Medina took his first win of the season today, claiming victory in three-to-five-foot surf at the Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o. It was a wave-for-wave Final against Owen Wright, and Gabriel took the lead in the dying minutes; as the clock wound down, victory was his. This is Gabriel’s second win in Tahiti, the first of which was in 2014 - the same year he became the first Brazilian World Champion.
"I feel blessed to have been in the right spots at this event and now I’m going to enjoy this moment, then I’m focusing on the next event." - Gabriel Medina
Congratulations to the 2018 Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o winner Gabriel Medina, and congratulations to runner-up Owen Wright. The Title race is on… and it’s going to be one to remember! #VaiMedina