Lucca Messinas completed a new great appearance on Tsurigasaki Beach and in the early hours of this Monday he achieved his classification to the quarterfinals in men’s surfing of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The Peruvian athlete, Pan-American champion in Lima 2019, defeated Italian Leonardo Fioravanti in a close heat and continues with his dream of giving his first Olympic medal to the country in surfing.
Lucca Mesinas entered the water just after the unexpected elimination in the final minute of his compatriot Miguel Tudela. Far from this impacting his concentration, he was very attentive to get the most out of the waves in a series where the change of the one he was dominating was constant.
Lucca Messinas started with better marks in the opening minutes, but Fioravanti started off his best wave and took the lead from him. Both alternated the first place during much of the test, although at the end ‘The Machine’ put everything in their favor.
With long riders and maneuvering consecutively, he improved his records (5.00 and 5.77), reaching a 10.77 that beat Leonardo Fioravanti’s 8.86.
Thus, after the elimination of Daniella Rosas, Sofía Mulanovich and Miguel Tudela, Lucca Messinas is the only Peruvian surfer who continues to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.