Undisputed successes in view of the stifling grip of the finalists. However, the competition proved to be of quality over a week of open and hesitant competition until its finals. Among the players, Ribeiro on the last day captured one of the top candidates, Gatien Delahai, in the semi-finals. A real performance by the 20-year-old Portuguese.
A performance that was repeated in the final against Maxime Husinot of Reunion, winner of the Cannoli event in 2015. A final during which Ribeiro profited very quickly before turning his lead the rest of the time: “I started believing in him over the laps., says Guilherme Ribeiro. I came with a desire to win. , as I do every time I line up in a competition. This victory is a reward for the work done over the years. I felt good all week. It was my first time lining up in Lucknow, but I immediately found my directions for this success that satisfies me.”
Maxime Hussnot, who reached the unhappy final, became a philosopher: “Understanding the waves was less easy than during the semi-finals. I ran after the score during this final without finding the opening. I made some mistakes, fell on my first waves and that was fatal for me Mine. “
The same topo in the women’s competition with the dominance of the Portuguese Francisca Veselco. After his compatriot was sent off in the morning semi-final, the 19-year-old left no chance in the final for Miles Goa, who had beaten Pauline Addo before.
So fast in front of the score, Veselko did nothing wrong to get the trophy: “It was my first time in Lucknow and I played my first WQS final there. It’s a huge satisfaction. I’ve worked hard to achieve the goals this year. I felt confident rising through the qualifying and my qualifications. I enjoyed “With waves on my palms. It’s so unusual that we’re doing a Portuguese duo. This year, it’s turned in our favour, it’s been so much better.”
Dominance like Maelys Jouault, the unfortunate finalist, didn’t regret this final: “We always want to win but I’m really happy with this place. In my third entry, Breton fired. During this final I wasn’t necessarily in a beat, I made some mistakes that It hurt me in the end.”
What, for the representatives of the tricolor, to come back with a vengeance next year.