Elimination Rounds Called ON At Oi Rio Pro Presented by Corona

SAQUAREMA, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – JUNE 23: Five-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore of Hawaii surfs in Heat 2 of the Opening Round at the Oi Rio Pro on June 23, 2022 at Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Daniel Smorigo/World Surf League)

The Oi Rio Pro Presented by Corona, Stop No. 8 on the World Surf League (WSL) 2022 Championship Tour (CT), is ON with the women’s and men’s Elimination Round in three-to-four foot waves with light offshore winds at Praia de Itaúna, Saquarema. The women’s Quarterfinals will be on standby.

Current rankings leader Carissa Moore (HAW) will be up in the first heat of the women’s Elimination Round against the event wildcard Sol Aguirre (PER). Moore stumbled in the Opening Round and will hope to bounce back and stay in the competition and hold on to the yellow jersey.

 

 

 

SAQUAREMA, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – JUNE 23: Three-time WSL Champion Gabriel Medina of Brazil prior to surfing in Heat 6 of the Opening Round at the Oi Rio Pro on June 23, 2022 at Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Thiago Diz/World Surf League)

In the men’s Elimination Round, Griffin Colapinto (USA) will take on Miguel Tudela (PER) in the first heat. In a shock upset, Gabriel Medina (BRA) was relegated to the Elimination Round and will surf against Callum Robson (AUS) in Heat 7.

The WSL Tours and Competition team will reassess conditions as the day progresses and the women’s Quarterfinals are on standby. 

 

 

Oi Rio Pro Presented by Corona Women’s Elimination Round Matchups: 
HEAT 1: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Sol Aguirre (PER)
HEAT 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Isabella Nichols (AUS)
HEAT 3: Johanne Defay (FRA) vs. Courtney Conlogue (USA)
HEAT 4: Brisa Hennessy (CRI) vs. Lakey Peterson (USA)

Oi Rio Pro Presented by Corona Men’s Elimination Round Matchups: 
HEAT 1: Griffin Colapinto (USA) vs. Miguel Tudela (PER)
HEAT 2: Caio Ibelli (BRA) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)
HEAT 3: Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) vs. Mateus Herdy (BRA)
HEAT 4: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Nat Young (USA)
HEAT 5: Ethan Ewing (AUS) vs. Joao Chianca (BRA)
HEAT 6: Kolohe Andino (USA) vs. Samuel Pupo (BRA)
HEAT 7: Callum Robson (AUS) vs. Gabriel Medina (BRA)
HEAT 8: Matthew McGillivray (ZAF) vs. Jake Marshall (USA)

For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.

 

WATCH LIVE
The Oi Rio Pro Presented by Corona will open on June 23 and hold a competition window through June 30. Once called ON, the event will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.comWSL’s YouTube channel, and the free WSL app. Check local listings for coverage from the WSL‘s broadcast partners. For fans watching in Brazil, coverage of the competition’s Quarterfinals and beyond will continue exclusively on WorldSurfLeague.com and SporTV.

COVID-19 Updates
The health and safety of our athletes, staff, and the local community are of the utmost importance and the WSL has been working closely with local authorities to put a robust set of procedures in place to keep everyone safe.

The Oi Rio Pro Presented by Corona is proudly supported by our partners Oi, Corona, City of Saquarema, Havaianas, Pura Vida, Red Bull, Oakley, Hydro Flask, True Surf, Expedia, Apple, BF Goodrich, Localiza, Enel, Oakberry, Australian Gold, 51 Ice, Banco do Brasil, BB Asset, and TikTok. 

For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.

About the WSL
Established in 1976, the World Surf League (WSL) is the home of the world‘s best surfing. A global sports, media and entertainment company, the WSL oversees international tours and competitions, a studios division creating over 500+ hours of live and on-demand content, and via affiliate WaveCo, the home of the world‘s largest high performance, human-made wave. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, the WSL has regional offices in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and EMEA.

The WSL annually crowns the men’s and women’s surfing World Champions. The global Tours and Competition division oversees and operates more than 180 global contests each year across the Championship Tour, the development tiers, including the Challenger, Qualifying and Junior Series, as well as longboard and big wave properties.  

Launched in 2019, WSL Studios is an independent producer of unscripted television projects, including documentaries and series, which provide unprecedented access to athletes, events, and locations around the worldWSL events and content are distributed on linear television in over 743M+ homes worldwide and across digital and social media platforms around the world, including WorldSurfLeague.com. 

WaveCo includes the Surf Ranch Lemoore facility and the utilizing and licensing of the Kelly Slater Wave System.

The WSL is dedicated to changing the world through the inspirational power of surfing by creating authentic events, experiences, and storytelling to inspire a growing, global community to live with purpose, originality, and stoke.  

For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.

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