‘I want to try something new because I’m getting old’, says Medina about changing coach

Gabriel Medina, 27, believes he is getting older. The two-time world surfing champion, said yesterday, 07, in an interview with the WSL team, that he wanted new things and therefore the change of coach.

by Janaína Pedroso

“I want to get out of my comfort zone. Try different things, because I’m getting old. My sister is coming, and my father is going to take care of her career. I’m sure she’ll be here one day, and he (Charles) is the right guy for that. So, I’m with Andy King, ”said Medina.

Gabriel Medina in Round 3 of the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup presented by Corona. Photo Matt Dunbar / World Surf League via Getty Images.

The Brazilian said that the new coach is giving him confidence, and that King’s experience and knowledge of the waves in Australia has been an advantage.

Medina advanced to the next stage with a consistent victory over Australian Connor O’Leary and now faces Portuguese Frederico Morais.

Filipe Toledo makes the best presentation of the day

Filipe Toledo used modern and progressive maneuvers, even hitting aerials. With notes 8.23 ​​and 8.00, he defeated the Italian Leonardo Fioravanti.

Filipe Toledo in Round 3 of the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup presented by Corona, in Newcastle, Australia. Photo Cait Miers / World Surf League via Getty Images.

Brazilians in dispute

World champions Gabriel Medina, Italo Ferreira and Adriano de Souza, were the first to guarantee classification for the next phase of the event. Deivid Silva, Filipe Toledo and Yago Dora also advanced.

The second leg of the ‘World Surf League Championship Tour 2021’, should continue today, 8. The first call is scheduled for 5:45 pm (Brasília time).




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