Kemily Suiara had the highest score in the women’s semifinal at STU National Florianópolis (Pablo Vaz/STU)
With the absence of the main Brazilian street names at STU National Florianópolis, those who took the opportunity to shine in the semifinals held this Saturday were Kemily Suiara, in the women’s, and Wallace Gabriel, in the men’s. The two skaters qualified for Sunday’s finals with the best scores in each suit.
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In the women’s category, Kemily Suiara competed in the second heat. She had a very good first line, but got an even better one on her second attempt, totaling 50.78. Rafaela Murbach advanced with her to the decision with 47.64, while Daniela Vitória, with 30.25, was unable to trouble the first two placed. In last place was Duda Oliveira, with 8.80, but she suffered a fall, twisted her ankle and was unable to compete again.
The second best female performance of the day came in the third heat, which was the most balanced of the day. Carla Karolina was the winner with 48.24 and Isabelly Ávila took second place with 47.73. But to get the spot, she needed to turn around on the last lap, at which point she managed to overtake Maria Almeida, who scored 45.90, came third and ended up eliminated. Ariadne Souza finished last with 27.08.
In the heat that opened the competition, Maria Lúcia Rocha was left on the track and won easily, reaching 48.20. The fight for second place, however, was fierce. Viviane Orlando achieved 38.78 and surpassed Karol Lima by just 1.22. Kamila Rocha came in fourth with 31.50.
In the men’s category, the best performance of the day came in the first heat. Wallace Gabriel scored 75.60 to beat the experienced Ivan Monteiro, who qualified in second place for the final with 71.09. He narrowly beat Ismael Henrique, who came third with 70.40, while Vitor Genghini closed the series with 64.72.
In the second heat, Kalani Konig, big name on the first day of STU National Florianópolis, confirmed his good form by securing his place in the final with first place with 71.84. João Alves also advanced with 69.80, while Matheus Teixeira (67.58) and Samuel Jimmy (47.86) were eliminated.
To top it off, a hotly contested heat in which the top three were very close, but Gabriel Fortunato (67.74) and Sebastian Simonetto (66.69) qualified, leaving Bruno Melão (64.50) out. With 44.38, Denis Silva was also eliminated.
The 12 classifieds, six women’s and six men’s, return to the track this Sunday to decide the STU National Florianópolis title. The women’s final takes place at 3pm and the men’s final will be at 5pm.
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