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Pierre Louis Costes is the new IBA World Champ

mercredi 14 décembre 2011Redaction SSS [Source RP]

Twenty one year old Pierre-Louis Costes (Capbreton/FRA) clinched his maiden IBA GSS world title today when he defeated Jared Houston (Cape Town/AUS) in the Quarter-finals. Houston was holding onto the lead with two small scores when Costes scooped into and negotiated his way out of the deepest barrel of the day, scoring him a 9.0 out of 10 to take the lead and eventually the heat win.

"I can say that this wave was the wave of my life. It was the wave that gave me the victory and made my dream come true", the Frenchman explained.

Costes dedicated his world title to his sister and parents, thanking them for all their ongoing support and efforts that helped push him to this point and achieve his dream of becoming a World Champion. Costes choked back his tears, raised his hard eaned trophy and was embraced by the whistling and chanting crowd.

Costes commented, "I am so happy right now and have realized that dreams really can come true. I think it will take a few days for me to realize all this. I just want to say thanks to Fronton."

- Press info

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