Brazil wins the 2015 ISA World Bodyboard Championship

December 14, 2015 | Bodyboarding
Eder Luciano: gold medallist in Iquique | Photo: Jimenez/ISA

Brazil has conquered the 2015 ISA World Bodyboard Championship, in Iquique, Chile.

The South American team was led by Eder Luciano, winner of the Open Men division. His gold medal was decisive to keep the Brazilians in the first place when the competition came to a close.

"I have no words to explain what I am feeling now. It's my third ISA world title, and I am really happy. I trained hard this year, and this has been my best result," expressed Luciano.

"This world title is very important for Brazil because we live for Bodyboarding. This is for all of Brazil and my city. We are going to celebrate this victory."

Interestingly, there were five riders from five different nations claiming gold medals. In the Open Women's final, Anne Cécile Lacoste managed to beat the experienced Neymara Carvalho. France rejoiced.

"This is a feeling that I've never felt. It's an honor for me to win this title for all the supporters that I have in France. I am very proud of my country and my team who are here with me. I could not have done it without them," added Lacoste.

Luis Rodriguez: the Drop-Knee master blasts Iquique | Photo: Jimenez/WSL

The Drop-Knee division had a breathtaking final. Luis Rodriguez, from Venezuela, celebrated his second gold medal with a committed display of progressive maneuvers and turns.

"I knew that I could win because I have a team that gives me great vibes every day. I have trained for a year, and now I won my second ISA gold medal. It means a lot for my country of Venezuela because only half of my team was able to come here. It was hard for us to get to where we are," concluded Rodriguez.

Yoshua Toledo and Shiori Okazawa took the gold medals of the Boys and Girls Under 18 divisions. Fernando Aguerre, president of the International Surfing Association, also confirmed that the 2016 ISA World Master Surfing Championship will take place in Iquique.

2015 ISA World Bodyboard Championship | Finals

Open Men
1. Eder Luciano (BRA), Gold Medal
2. Alan Muñoz (CHI), Silver Medal
3. Miguel Rodriguez (PER), Bronze Medal
4. Matias Diaz (CHI), Copper Medal

Open Women
1. Anne Cécile Lacoste (FRA), Gold Medal
2. Neymara Carvalho (FRA), Silver Medal
3. Joana Schenker (POR), Bronze Medal
4. Ayaka Suzuki (JPN), Copper Medal

1. Luis Rodriguez (VEN), Gold Medal
2. Cesar Bauer (PER), Silver Medal
3. Renato Arellano (CHI), Bronze Medal
4. Daniel Alves (BRA), Copper Medal

Boys U-18
1. Yoshua Toledo (CHI), Gold Medal
2. Socrates Santana (BRA), Silver Medal
3. Stephanos Kokorelis (POR), Bronze Medal
4. Milo Delage (FRA), Copper Medal

Girls U-18
1. Shiori Okazawa (JPN), Gold Medal
2. Victoria Moraes (BRA), Silver Medal
3. Kim Veteau (FRA), Bronze Medal
4. Anais Veliz (CHI), Copper Medal

Team Rankings

1. Brazil
2. Chile
3. France
4. Peru
5. Japan
6. Portugal
7. Venezuela
8. Costa Rica
9. Australia
10. Ecuador
11. Mexico
12. Puerto Rico
13. Spain
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