The takeover of the Rottnest Island theater in Australia, last Tuesday, made an appearance Gabriel Medina The sixteenth title in his career. Now, the Brazilian is ninth in the list of 10 biggest winners in history Surfing world circuit, Tied with ex-surfer, Martin Potter, from UK.
Excited about his second victory in the Australian second leg, as he reached the four finals of the five disputed stages, Medina posted a picture with the three trophies he won in the country of Oceania, which are two titles (Narabin and Rotnest Island) and Vice (Newcastle).
Legendary surfer Kelly Slater, who has been an 11-time world champion, is at the top of the lonely classification, with 55 titles. American Tom Corinne came second with 33 achievements. Australian Tom Carroll finished podium with 26 trophies.
Australians dominate the ranking. Mick Fanning appears fourth and Damian Hardman sixth, while Parton Lynch and Mark Richards are tied for seventh. Andy Irons from Hawaii breaks the streak in fifth place. The city is the only Brazilian in the list.
With two accomplishments accumulating, the Brazilian needs two more titles to break his record of wins in a single season. If this happens, he can move up to sixth in the ranking.
See the list of the 10 biggest winners in the history of the world surfing circuit
1st place – Kelly Slater – USA – 55 titles
2º – Tom Corin – United States – 33
The third – Tom Carroll – Australia – 26
4th – Mick Fanning – Australia – 22
5th – Andy Irons – Hawaii – 20
6th – Damian Hardman – Australia – 19
7º – Barton Lynch – Australia – 17
Seventh – Mark Richards – Australia – 17
Ninth – Martin Potter – UK – 16
Ninth – Gabriel Medina – Brazil – 16