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The rise of two Johns

John John Florence wins 2012 Billabong Rio Pro

Updated: May 29, 2012, 4:40 PM ET
By Jake Howard | ESPN Action Sports

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John John Florence won the 2012 Billabong Rio Pro, beating Joel Parkinson in the final Wednesday. Florence is now ranked sixth in the world, while Parkinson has taken over the top spot on the ASP World Tour ratings.

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Florence's victory furthers a string of good results for the 19-year-old Hawaiian, and is proof he can succeed in any and all conditions. In December, ...

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