Piccolo Clemente Crowned World Longboard Champion
Piccolo Clemente (PER) is the newly crowned 2013 ASP World Longboard Champion after winning the CITIC Pacific Riyue Bay ASP World Longboard Championships hosted by Wanning today in China. The Peruvian made history by becoming the second Hispanic ASP World Champion after Sofia Mulanovich won it in 2004.
Clemente trailed Rodrigo Sphaier (BRA) throughout the final but in the dying minutes while holding priority, he was presented with an excellent set wave which he went on to score the final’s top scoring ride of a 7.5 out of 10 to steal the win, on a score line of 13.60 to 12.25.
"It felt for me like I was meant to win today" said an emotional Clemente after the final.
"All my three heats today, Quarters, Semi and Final, I trailed and it was my last wave that got me through. In the final I sat there nervous in the last minutes but confident a wave would come to me and again it happened – It felt like God was on my side today."
"I am very proud to win the ASP World Longboard Championship and to represent Peru as an ASP World Longboard Champion."
1st - Piccolo Clemente (PERU)
2nd - Rodrigo Sphaier (BRA)
Semi Final Draw:
Semi 1: 1st Rodrigo Sphaier (BRA), 2nd Harley Ingleby (AUS)
Semi 2: 1st Piccolo Clemente (PERU), 2nd Antoine Delpero (FRA)
Quarter Final Draw:
Quarter Final 1: 1st Harley Ingleby (AUS), 2nd Nelson III Ahina (HAW)
Quarter Final 2: 1st Rodrigo Sphaier (BRA), 2nd Duane Desoto (HAW)
Quarter Final 3: 1st Piccolo Clemente (PERU), 2nd Timothee Creignou (FRA)
Quarter Final 4: 1st Antoine Delpero (FRA), 2nd Kai Sallas (HAW)