Away from Rio, Peru achieved a new sporting victory asserting its position as a surfing powerhouse. The national team won the ISA Surfing Championship held in Costa Rica.
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With the runner-up of Lucca Messina in the male opens, Peru scored enough points to overtake France and Costa Rica in the final tally, and achieve his third world title in the last few years.
Peru has the participation of Alonso Correa, Joaquin del Castillo, Lucca Mesinas, Miguel Tudela, Anali Gomez and Melanie Giunta.
They competed with the best in the world. It was Lucca Messina placing that tipped the scales for the Peruvian team, since two French women took the third and fourth place in the standings.
The final results by teams were:
1- Peru with 3188 points
2- Portugal with 2924 points
3- United States with 2860 points
4- France with 2848 points
5- Costa Rica with 2785 points
6- Argentina with 2725 points
This title adds that the ones Peru achieved in 2010 and 2014, although this has the added recognitions of being achieved outside the country.
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