Back on track
Four-times Freestyle world champion Mario, who will be competing at his home spot on Cauipe Lagoon, tops the world rankings after three rounds and is hungry for another title. At the last stop in Dunkerque, France, he finished equal first after the conditions meant the final could not be completed.
Coccoluto also topped the order in France. He sits second in the rankings just a few points behind Mario, but he also revels in flat-water lagoons of Brazil, where he clinched his first world title a year ago.
The women’s Freestyle title race is equally intriguing. Brazil’s Bruna Kajiya leads in the standings with two wins, ahead of Spain’s Claudia León, who took the second podium place in Dunkerque.
Reigning world champion, the US’s Mikaili Sol, sits third in the rankings. She won the second stop in Salinas del Rey, Colombia, but had to drop out of the competition in France at the last moment due to injury.
The 18-year-old, four-times Freestyle world champion, Sol, will be hoping to get her title defence back on track in Brazil, ahead of the closing call in Qatar, home of the tour’s title sponsors.