Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 6 August 2019


Luca Mesinas and Daniella Rosas received gold medals


This was exciting. The surf competitions finished on Sunday with the medal ceremonies for the winners of the different modalities, including the Peruvian surfers who obtained many medals and gave Peru the seventh gold medal. 

The Surf High Performance Center (CAR) at Punta Rocas beach gathered thousands of fans who got excited with each wave ridden by the Peruvian team and Luca Mesinas the last Peruvian representative in winning the gold medal, the third one in a day. All this after the Surf Open men’s final meant his qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  

Martin Vizcarra, the President of Peru, was in charge of awarding Luca and Leandro Usuna from Argentina (silver medal) and Brian Pérez from El Salvador (bronze medal). 

The medal ceremony was full of emotion from the public who inspired by the Peruvian flags also cheered up the gold medal won by Daniella Rosas. The medal was awarded by the Lima 2019, Organizing Committee President, Carlos Neuhaus. 

At 17, the young athlete was also able to qualify for next year Olympics. Benoit “Piccolo” Clemente also received a well-deserved gold medal in Longboard from the Peruvian head of state before an excited crow at the Surf High Performance Center at Punta Rocas. 

The head of state also awarded silver and bronze medals in these competitions to Julian Schweizer from Uruguay and Cole Robins from the US. 

It was also exciting to see medals ceremonies for silver medalists María Fernanda Reyes in this discipline and Tamil Martino and Vania Torres in stand up paddle men and women. 

 Itzel Delgadowho obtained a bronze medal in stand up paddle. This was a Sunday full of Peruvian pride since we went up the ranking. 23 medals ( 7 gold, 6 silver and 10 bronze)