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Steph Wins Back to Back World Titles

Rip Curl’s Stephanie Gilmore scores a 2nd World Title

Stephanie Gilmore : photo ASP Covered Images

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Rip Curl’s Stephanie Gilmore claims her second World Title

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 December, 2008 : – – Stephanie ‘Happy’ Gilmore has more to be happy about. Only 12 months after re-writing history as the only rookie – male or female – to claim an ASP World Title, the 20-year-old Australian has backed things up with yet another ASP Women’s World Title by emphatically winning the Roxy Pro at Sunset Beach, O’ahu, the second jewel of the Vans Triple Crown.

The prodigious regularfoot, hailing from Australia’s Gold Coast, has continued to pad her legacy as one of the most naturally gifted female talents of her sport. With one event remaining for the 2008 season, Steph has already netted 4 major event wins. Coming into Sunset, Steph held a slight ratings leads over former World Champions Sofia Mulanovich (PER) and Layne Beachley (AUS).

“I had no idea this was going to happen today when I woke up this morning,” Gilmore said. “Sofia went down and then Layne went down and I found myself in the Final with a chance to clinch it. It feels unbelievable….The second World Title definitely feels better than the first one,” Gilmore added. “I’m going to savor this one for a while and then readjust my goals for next year. There should be big celebrations on for tonight.”

And big celebrations there were. Amongst a varied cast of family, friends, fellow competitors, and Rip Curl crew, the World Title celebration lit up the North Shore skies.

Rip Curl congratulates Stephanie Gilmore for this monumental achievement. Check out Steph’s world champion microsite at:

Categories: Ocean\'s oasis, Women\'s Pro Tour.

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