Surf: Corona Open Mexico; Fioravanti is in the quarters

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– BARRA DE LA CRUZ, 12 AUGUST – The seventh stage of the surf Championship Tour is underway, the Corona Open Mexico by Quicksilver, the penultimate round before the WSL Finals in September.

Also in the race the blue Leonardo Fioravanti, one of the protagonists so far. In the Round of 32, in fact, the Roman surfer achieved a great result by eliminating the Olympic bronze medalist Owen Wright, and he did it thanks to an excellent score, or 13.37 (6.67 + 6.60) against 9.87 of the Australian.

“I grew up with the Wright family (Owen, Mikey and their sister are part of the WSL circuit, ed) – said Leonardo at the end of his heat -. Owen is like a big brother to me, and I knew it would be very difficult. beat it.

I’m happy to be able to catch the wave that allowed me to win. I am having a great time here in Mexico.

It has been a fantastic week so far. “

It is an excellent moment of form for Leonardo as demonstrated also by the victory in the Seeding Round (first Round) where he got the better of the other Australians Ryan Callinan and Connor O’Leary thanks to a screaming 15.17.

Now in one of the quarterfinal matches against the Roman surfer there will still be an Australian, the number 4 in the Morgan Cibilic ranking.