Team Peru: the 2016 ISA World Surfing Games gold medalists | Photo: Jimenez/ISA

Peru has taken out the 2016 ISA World Surfing Games, in Playa Jacó, Costa Rica.

It's their second gold medal in three years. Two years after claiming the highest spot on the podium, the Peruvians celebrated with a solid display of surfing, and consistent performance from all members of the team.

However, the individual gold medals went another way. In the Men's division, Leandro Usuna, from Argentina, dominated an all-Latin American final. He competed in the third consecutive final and won the World Surfing Games for the second time.

"I do this for my country, for my family and everybody who is always there for me. This isn't about points or money; this is about love for your country and raising your flag. I'm just so happy!" expressed a very emotional Usuna.

Tia Blanco resisted all attacks for eight long days and, in the end, she once again tasted gold, in surfing's Olympic dream year.

"I'm over the moon right now! It couldn't get any better for me. I've had a little bit of a rough year, so I'm super happy to get this title. I love to represent the USA and so excited to make everyone proud at home," added Blanco.

In the end, Peru got the prestigious first place, Portugal secured the silver medal, USA took bronze, and France kept the bronze medal.

2016 INS ISA World Surfing Games | Results

Men
Gold: Leandro Usuna (ARG)
Silver: Lucca Mesinas (PER)
Bronze: Noe Mar McGonagle (CRC)
Copper: Francisco Bellorin (VEN)

Women
Gold: Tia Blanco (USA)
Silver: Dominic Barona (VEN)
Bronze: Pauline Ado (FRA)
Copper: Justine Dupont (FRA)

Team Standings
1. Peru (3188)
2. Portugal (2924)
3. USA (2860)
4. France (2848)
5. Costa Rica (2785)
6. Argentina (2725)
7. Japan (2576)
8. New Zealand (2179)
9. Australia (2123)
10. Ecuador (2078)
11. South Africa (2058)
12. Venezuela (2045)
13. Chile (1860)
14. Mexico (1703)
15. Nicaragua (1560)
16. Panama (1554)
17. Puerto Rico (1474)
18. Italy (1350)
19. Switzerland (1308)
20. Guatemala (1218)
21. Canada (1170)
21. Russia (1170)
23. Sweden (1158)
24. Colombia (1050)
25. Denmark (300)
26. Uruguay (264)

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