The takeover of the Rottnest Island theater in Australia, last Tuesday, made an appearance Gabriel Medina The sixteenth victory in the elite stage of his career. Now, the Brazilian is ranked ninth on the list of 10 most successful athletes in world surfing history, linked to former surfer Martin Potter, from the United Kingdom.
Excited about his second victory in the Australian second leg, as he reached the last three of the four disputed stages, Medina posted a picture with the three cups he won in Oceania, two titles (Narabin and Rotnest Island) and one deputy (Newcastle). He still had second place in the Hawaiian Babe Masters Championship at the season opener.
Australians dominate the ranking. Mick Fanning appears fourth and Damian Hardman sixth, while Barton Lynch and Mark Richards are seventh. Hava’s Andy Irons breaks the sequence in fifth place. The city is the only Brazilian in the top ten list.
With two accomplishments accumulating, the Brazilian needs two more wins to break his record for wins in a single season. If this happens, he can move up to sixth place in the ranking.
Check out our list of the 10 greatest stage winners in world surfing history:
1.º – Kelly Slater (USA) – 55 tinted glasses
2.º – Tom Corin (US) – 33
3.º – Tom Carroll (Australia) – 26
4.º – Mick Fanning (Australia) – 22
5.º – Andy Irons (HAVA) – 20
6.º – Damian Hardman (Australia) – 19
7.º – Barton Lynch (Australia) – 17
7.º – Mark Richards (Australia) – 17
Ninth – Martin Potter (UK) – 16
IX- Gabriel Medina (Brazil) – 16