Peru wins the ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games

November 2, 2014 | Surfing
Team Peru: winners of the ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games | Photo: ISA/ Michael Tweddle

The Peruvian team has raised the winner's flag at the ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games, held at Punta Rocas, in Peru.

Meet the new champions. Leandro Usuna from Argentina, and Anali Gomez from Peru, are the new ISA Open gold medallists, after a historic day of surfing for Latin America.

Despite playing in home waters, the Peruvians were forced to handle the pressure. The locals managed to defeat Australia by a small margin of only 62 points in the overall Team Standings, one of the closest winning margins in ISA history.

"I'm super happy. I thank all the people of Peru and Punta Hermosa, my family and everybody who sent me good vibes," expressed Anali Gomez, who defeated Dominic Barona, Jessica Grimwood and Philippa Anderson in the final.

"I've been working 20 years for this and thank God it happened here at my home. With 30 seconds remaining I paddled with all my strength and the only thing on my mind was that this was my moment."

In the Open Men's final, Leandro Usuna used his powerful turns and carves to keep Shane Holmes, Nicholas Squires and Anthony Fillingim out of the golden equation.

"I'm so happy to win and represent my country of Argentina this way! This means everything. I remember my first ISA World Championship in 2004 in Tahiti, exactly ten years ago, so I'm super happy to have won this, I can't wait for the next one," stated Usuna.

ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games | Overall Team Results

1. Peru 11,402 points, Gold Medal
2. Australia - 11,340 points, Silver Medal
3. Argentina - 10,922 points, Bronze Medal
4. Costa Rica - 9,508 points, Copper Medal
5. Ecuador - 8,330 points
6. South Africa - 8,268 points
7. Chile - 7,830 points
8. Puerto Rico - 6,720 points
9. Japan - 6,540 points
10. Panama - 6,400 points
11. New Zealand - 6,352 points
12. Mexico - 6,340 points
13. Uruguay - 5,760 points
14. Colombia - 5,540 points
15. Switzerland - 4,560 points
16. Scotland - 3,952 points
17. Tahiti - 3,756 points
18. Russia - 3,456 points
19. Venezuela - 2,520 points
20. Israel - 2,280 points
21. Turkey - 1,152 points
22. Dubai - 720 points

Open Men
Leandro Usuna (ARG), Gold Medal
Anthony Fillingim (CRI), Silver Medal
Shane Holmes (AUS), Bronze Medal
Nicholas Squires (AUS), Copper Medal

Open Women
Anali Gomez (PER), Gold Medal
Dominic Barona (ECU), Silver Medal
Philippa Anderson (AUS), Bronze Medal
Jessica Grimwood (AUS), Copper Medal

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