Thursday, May 8, 2014
Updated: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Another beautiful morning in Rio for Women's Rounds 2 and 3.
Alessa Quizon (HAW) looked lively in the punchy beachbreak, belting a 5.27 and 7.67 to solidify her win over fellow rookie Dimity Stoyle (AUS) in Round 2.
Stoyle will have to sit tight until Fiji.
Coco Ho (HAW) came from behind to post a 7.33 top score, edging out her opponent Johanne Defay (FRA) in Round 2.
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) paddles out to battle long-time rival Silvana Lima (BRA).
Silvana Lima (BRA) got her home-crowd riled up by eliminating World No. 2 Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) in the day's biggest upset.
Despite an early lead with her excellent 8.17, Gilmore went down in a shock elimination at the hands of the Brazilian wildcard.
Silvana Lima, sponsorless but nevertheless dominating at elite level.
In the elimination round, Tatiana Weston Webb (HAW) kept up the drive of the underdogs, knocking off Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) after Buitendag was called for interference.
Malia Manuel (HAW) was able to edge out Alana Blanchard (HAW) with a pair of mid-range scores in Round 2.
Pauline Ado (FRA) quietly confident before her Round 2 heat against Paige Hareb (NZL).
Ado used her classic, progressive style to advance to Round 3.
Immediately preparing for Round 3, Silvana Lima checks the heat draw.
Lakey Peterson (USA) takes a quiet moment to find her focus before entering the water for Round 3.
Silvana Lima (BRA) checks her fins prior to Round 3.
Peterson overpowered Silvana Lima (BRA) and Malia Manuel (HAW), posting a 9.03 to earn the direct advance to the Quarterfinals.
After an almighty Round 2 victory Lima was relegated to Round 4 after placing second to Peterson in Round 3.
Reigning two-time ASP Women's World Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) had the honor of wearing the yellow leader's jersey as World No. 1.
Moore combatted fellow Oahu native Alessa Quizon (HAW) and French talent Pauline Ado to earn her place in the Quarterfinals.
Moore wins a direct line to the Quarterfinals.
Tyler Wright (AUS) maintained her advantage with a high score of 6.67 for a seamless progression of vertical snaps and cutbacks to advance into the Quarterfinals.
Hawaiian Coco Ho prepares to face Aussie competitor Sally Fitzgibbons in her Round 3 matchup.
Fitzgibbons came from behind to surpass her Hawaiian opponent with a solid 7.33 for the heat win and a spot in the Quarterfinals.
Despite a strong performance from Ho a few incomplete rides saw the Hawaiian relegated to Round 4.
Fitzgibbons, ready to roll into the Quarterfinals.
Check back tomorrow for more action.