Jadson Andre Wins Billabong Pro Santa Catarina, Slater Takes ASP Rankings' Lead

PRAIA DA VILA, Santa Catarina/Brazil (Thursday, April 29, 2010) – Jadson Andre (BRA), 20, 2010 ASP World Tour Rookie, besiegt den ehemaligen und neunfachen ASP World Champion und die aktuelle ASP World No. 1 Kelly Slater (USA), 38, beim Billabong Pro Santa Catarina.

Der dritte Stop der 2010 ASP World Tour, der Billabong Pro Santa Catarina wurde gestern in atemberaubender Art und Weise beendet. Der Rookie besiegt den Ex-Weltmeister vor heimischer Kulisse in Praia da Vila.

"What do I say?" Andre said. "This is my dream. This is everything I have worked for in my life. To be on the beach and hear that I was the winner, something special came over me. I don't know how to put into words. It's a miracle. I have had some bad things happen in my life, but this is amazing. I am so thankful to everyone for this."

Der junge Brasilianer war in außergewöhnlich guter Form und stach in jedem seiner Heats bervor. Volle Rail-Carves gefolgt von powervollen air reverses. Genauso dominierte er auch das Finale über Kelly Slater. Durch den Sieg springt Andre fom 13. auf den vierten Platz im ASP World Tour Ranking, was ihm eine sehr gute Ausgangsposition vor dem Ende der ersten Saisonhälfte beschert.

"It's very important in terms of my ranking," Andre said. "Not only to help make the Top 32 cut-off, but also to help my seeding at J-Bay and Teahupoo. I know Kelly (Slater) can get a score whenever he wants so I tried my best to get scores early and keep the pressure on." "Adriano (de Souza) has been my hero for a long time," Andre said. "All the pressure has been on him these past years and I have learned from him. He is an inspiration and has helped me so much this year. It feels amazing to represent my home country and win here for Brazil."

Highlights vom Contest findet ihr unter www.aspworldtour.com/santacatarina

Der nächste Stop der 2010 ASP World Tour wird  der Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay sein, und zwar vom 15. bis 25. July 2010

Hier noch einmal die Ergebnisse des Billabong Santa Catarina Pro

BILLABONG SANTA CATARINA PRO FINAL RESULTS:
1 – Jadson Andre (BRA) 14.40
2 – Kelly Slater (USA) 14.00

BILLABONG SANTA CATARINA PRO SEMIFINAL RESULTS:
SF 1: Jadson Andre (BRA) 17.70 def. Dane Reynolds (USA) 16.67
SF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 13.50 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 10.56

BILLABONG SANTA CATARINA PRO QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:
QF 1: Jadson Andre (BRA) 15.50 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 15.27
QF 2: Dane Reynolds (USA) 14.27 def. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 13.17
QF 3: Owen Wright (AUS) 13.34 def. Taylor Knox (USA) 12.43
QF 4: Kelly Slater (USA) 15.43 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 13.87

BILLABONG SANTA CATARINA PRO REMAINING ROUND 4 RESULTS:
Heat 5: Taylor Knox (USA) 15.93 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 14.83
Heat 6: Owen Wright (AUS) 13.60 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 8.90
Heat 7: Kelly Slater (USA) 13.27 def. Chris Davidson (AUS) 12.00
Heat 8: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 13.00 def. Roy Powers (HAW) 8.50

Aktuelle ASP WORLD TOUR TOP 5
1 – Kelly Slater (USA) 21750 pts
2 – Jordy Smith (ZAF) 18500 pts
3 – Taj Burrow (AUS) 18250 pts
4 – Mick Fanning (AUS) 15500 pts
4 – Jadson Andre (BRA) 15500 pts

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