Ozzie surf wonder and three-time ASP Women's World Champion Steph Gilmore struck again and claimed the title at the second event of this year's world tour, the Rip Curl Women's Pro in Bells Beach.
"I'm a bit overwhelmed by this," she said about her third win at this event. "To ring the bell once is an amazing feeling, but three times? I don't think the gravity of it has sunk in yet. It's an incredible event and I feel very fortunate to have achieved such success here so far." Defeating former ASP Women's World Champion (2004) Sofia Mulanovich (PER), who suffered from a neck injury in a previous round, she is now leading the ASP ranking by miles again. Want to know more about this surf goddess? Check out her interview in the current issue of Cooler!
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FINAL 1 - Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 14.67 2 - Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 10.00
SEMIFINALS Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 13.50 def. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 10.67 Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 10.50 def. Chelsea Hedges (AUS) 10.50
QUARTERFINALS Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 16.50 def. Coco Ho (HAW) 3.34 Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 17.34 def. Rebecca Woods (AUS) 4.56 Chelsea Hedges (AUS) 9.33 def. Silvana Lima (BRA) 4.83 Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 9.93 def. Melanie Bartels (HAW) 7.67