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Leilani McGonagle a world class contender

The youngest surfer of the National Team who is running the World Open in Peru, Leilani McGonagle 14 years old, confirmed her great moment after advancing her third consecutive series, with it entering the Top 6 of the world and get a heat of the first world medal for Costa Rica in this category.

Leilani faced one of the favorite for the title. Local Anali Gomez won the series and now will face in the final the tica "main round" (prior to the final round of the event).

"I felt good in the heat, more motivated because I have been giving the results. My goal for this world is a medal, sing the anthem on the podium and let up the name of Costa Rica," Leilani said.

If she achieve this, Leilani would be the first tica getting medals at a Junior World (won silver and copper in Ecuador 2014) Open in its category, also left the country with a record of individual medals in all of the ISA which competes the tricolor.

Result of the day

Semi 1 – Main

  • 2. Leilani McGonagle (CRI) – 9.33
  • 3. Hinako Kurokawa (JPN) 6.53
  • 1. Anali Gomez (PER) – 13.50
  • 4. Lucia Cosoleto (ARG) – 6.47

Semi 1 – Main – 8:15 a.m.

  • 3. Anthony Fillingim (CRI) – 10.50
  • 1. Santiago Muñiz (ARG) – 16.00
  • 2. Nicolas Squires (AUS) – 11.27

Heat 2 – Payoff 6

  • 2. Sebastian Alarcón (PER) –  10.90
  • 1. Hayden Blair (AUS) – 15.43
  • 3. Casey Grant (SUD) – 10.26
  • 4. Maykol Torres (CRI) – 9.13

Heat 2 – Playoff 3

  • 1. Jessica Grimwood (AUS) – 12.17
  • 3. Lorena Fica (CHI) – 5.30
  • 2. Jessica Anderson (CHI) – 8.27
  • 4. Lisbeth Vindas (CRI) – 3.90

HEATS FOR FRIDAY MORNING

Heat 2 – Playoff 8 – 8:20 a.m. ( Costa Rica)

  • Anthony Fillingim (CRI)
  • Hayden Blair (AUS)
  • Michael February (SUD)

Heat 1 – Ronda 4 Main– 9:45 a.m.

  • Anali Gómez (PER)
  • Phillippa Anderson (AUS)
  • Dominic Barona (ECU)
  • Leilani McGonagle (CRI)

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