John John Florence (HAW), 20, has withdrawn from the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast citing an ankle injury sustained during Saturday’s Expression Session.
SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Sunday, March 10, 2013) – John John Florence (HAW), 20, 2012 ASP World No. 4 and ASP Dream Tour sophomore, has withdrawn from the opening event of the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) season, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, citing an ankle injury sustained during yesterday’s expression session.
Florence secured a convincing Round 1 win over Kai Otton (AUS), 33, and Patrick Gudauskas (USA), 27, last Tuesday and looked like a contender to post a big result in the season-opening event. However, an injury sustained while attempted a full-rotation aerial in Saturday’s expression session resulted in his withdrawal from the event today, just hours before his Round 3 match-up with Adam Melling (AUS), 27.
Melling will advance directly to Round 4 of competition.
More information to come.
The ASP wish John John a speedy recovery and look forward to him returning to the water soon.
QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST REMAINING ROUND 2 RESULTS:
Heat 5: Dusty Payne (HAW) 14.44 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 14.43 Heat 6: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 15.23 def. Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 11.34 Heat 7: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 15.00 def. Tiago Pires (PRT) 13.66 Heat 8: Nat Young (USA) 15.50 def. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 12.60 Heat 9: Adam Melling (AUS) 15.90 def. Damien Hobgood (USA) 8.80 Heat 10: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 13.80 def. Kieren Perrow (AUS) 12.60 Heat 11: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Glenn Hall (IRL) Heat 12: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) vs. Kolohe Andino (USA)
QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Adam Melling (AUS) Heat 2: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Filipe Toledo (BRA) Heat 4: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Heat 5: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA) Heat 6: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Dane Reynolds (USA) Heat 7: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW) Heat 8: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Bede Durbidge (AUS) Heat 9: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Heat 10: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Brett Simpson (USA) Heat 11: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF) Heat 12: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Nat Young (USA)