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SEVENTH HEAVEN FOR STEPH GILMORE

Australia’s Steph Gilmore has claimed a record equalling seventh world surfing title. The Tweed Heads local dominated her round one heat at the Maui Pro in Hawaii yesterday, with her only remaining challenger Lakey Peterson knocked out in the second round. Peterson’s exit from the event secured the natural footer the title, which she last won in 2014. The only other female surfer to lift the trophy on seven occasions was fellow Aussie Layne Beachley.

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JOEL PARKINSON WINS HAWAIIAN PRO

2012 World Champion Joel Parkinson, has turned back the clock to win the first event of this year’s triple crown, the Hawaiian Pro. The 37 year old outclassed much younger rivals in the final. Set to retire in just over a month, an emotional Parko celebrated his first win since 2013. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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GOLD COAST GOLFER FALLS JUST SHORT AT FIJI INTERNATIONAL

Gold Coast golfer Anthony Quayle, has fallen agonisingly short of victory at the $1.5-million Fiji International. Quayle shot a 63 today, including two eagles, to finish his round on top of the leaderboard. But the overnight leader from India also eagled the 17th on his way to a one shot win. Starting the day in second spot, the Hunter’s Andrew Dodt shot a final round 71 to grab a tie for sixth.

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