From grom to greatness

Gabriel Medina wins in just his second World Tour event

Updated: October 12, 2011, 7:57 PM ET
By Peter 'Joli' Wilson | ESPN.com

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"I beat the greatest surfer in the world today," an overwhelmed Gabriel Medina said Wednesday after taking out Kelly Slater in the quarterfinals at the Quiksilver Pro France. This was only Medina's second World Tour event.

Medina and Slater met three times in this year's event. In the previous two heats, Medina had gotten closer and closer. In foggy, low-tide conditions with a slight onshore wind blowing into the left-hand peaks, ...

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