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GKA Freestyle Cumbuco Day Two – Catch-up

Wrap-up of the action from day two (Wednesday) for the final GKA Freestyle World Cup event of the season.

Wednesday 20th November 2019
Location: Cumbuco, Brazil
Words: Jim Gaunt
Photos: Svetlana Romantsova 

Video: Laci Kobulsky 

GKA Freestyle World Cup Cumbuco
A moment's silence

The day ended with a minute’s silence on the beach in memory of Carlos Mario’s brother who tragically died in a traffic accident last week. Carlos Mario had already withdrawn from this competition with a knee injury and our thoughts and condolences go out to the four time World Champion and his family. 

GKA Freestyle World Cup Cumbuco
Adeuri

The day had started by finishing the remaining two heats of round two, before the women got into action. Find all heat ladders and results here

The biggest performance of the day came from men’s championship leader Adeuri Corniel in the last heat of round one. 8.7 points for a slim 9 was the second highest trick score of the event so far (second to his Championship title opponent Valentin who score an 8.77 for a KGB7 on Tuesday and a high heat score of 33.07). Adeuri however won his heat by a mile on 31.74 points – but was just over a point behind Valentin’s round one heat score.

Luiz Alberto Cruz performed a very stylish and controlled round two heat, while the Brazilian up and comers Guilherme Costa, Erisverton Ribeiro, Rafael de Sousa and Gabriel Galindo impressed everyone again, progressing to round three, but it was established Cumbuco residents Alex Neto and Erick Anderson who did best to actually win their round two heats.

Considering the volume of good Brazilians in this event, it will be a surprise to not see at least one of them in the final. 

Sadly, round two was the end of the road for 11 year-old Davi Ribeiro, but he landed all his tricks in that heat, including a heart attack frontside 5 and a slim 5. Remember the name!

 

On the women’s side Bruna Kajiya showed why she has been the most influential female freestyler for a decade with very well executed and powered tricks. Pippa van Iersel, Rita Arnaus, Paula Novotna and local rider Estafania Rosa (who reached the final here last year and used to do some world cup events), all had good days. 

Find all results, elimination ladders and livesticker heat notes here on the live page. 

 

Catch up on the day two livestream below

First possible start is 9am (GMT -3) tomorrow. 

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