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Gilmore on track to defend women's world title

Stephanie Gilmore once again dominated her local break Rainbow Bay to advance into the quarter finals during round three of the Roxy Pro Gold Coast.
Stephanie Gilmore once again dominated her local break Rainbow Bay to advance into the quarter finals during round three of the Roxy Pro Gold Coast. ASP

FIVE-TIME Women's ASP world title holder Stephanie Gilmore has firmly placed herself in the Roxy Pro quarter-finals after a grueling duel against Hawaiian Coco Ho.

The heat also included Brazil's Silvana Lima, but she conceded the heat with five minutes to go.

Ho and Lima still have a chance in round four, but Gilmore will go straight into the quarter-finals.

The Tweed surfer said in the third round the surfers tended to let their guards down.

"I put every per cent of effort that I had into that heat and I think it paid off," Gilmore said.

"Coco, she was on fire in round one and I can tell she's really been working on her surfing and her equipment in the off-season.

"And you can see that right now, she's a lot stronger and she put on a good fight."

Final results

Stephanie Gilmore - 17.96

Coco Ho - 17.33

Silvana Lima - 7.34

 

Stephanie Gilmore in action in round one of the 2013 Roxy Pro Gold Coast.

Topics:  asp world tour, roxy pro, snapper rocks, stephanie gilmore, surfing



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