Wil­son’s world surf ti­tle quest de­layed

Sunday Territorian - - SPORT -

JU­LIAN Wil­son will have to wait an­other day to press for the World Surf League ti­tle af­ter a lay day was called at the Pipe Mas­ters in Hawaii.

The Aus­tralian is one of three com­peti­tors in con­tention for the world crown, along with Brazil­ian pair Gabriel Me­d­ina and Felipe Toledo.

The Sun­shine Coast prod­uct ad­vanced to round three af­ter win­ning his open­ing heat.

Or­gan­is­ers called off the con­test yes­ter­day be­cause of in­con­sis­tent waves.

To claim the cham­pi­onship, Wil­son has to bet­ter Toledo’s re­sult and hope Me­d­ina doesn’t reach the event fi­nal.

If Me­d­ina wins the event or fin­ishes run­ner-up, he will claim his sec­ond world ti­tle.

If he falls in the semi-fi­nals, Wil­son or Toledo must win to take out the ti­tle. Should Me­d­ina be elim­i­nated in the quar­ter-fi­nals or worse then Wil­son or Toledo will be world cham­pion if they make the fi­nal.

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