A dream called Paris 2024 Olympics. Jesse Mendes, born in Gauruja in 1993, near San Paolo, wants to paint his own panel of the Five Circles. For the one who grew up with Miguel Pupo and Gabriel Medinaamong the artists of the Championship Tour of surfing, the desire is to hit the target and to do it with Italy. Mendes has espoused the blue cause by relying on the Italian side deriving from his father. “It is a great honor to be able to do this“, Mendes told Olympics.com.
Mendes is part of the athletes who will take part in the ISA World Surfing Gamesin the waters of La Bocana/El Sunzal (El Salvador), from 30 May to 7 June. A world championship that will put the Olympic cards up for grabs. They will hit the target, the highest ranked man and woman from each of the four continents (Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania).
The two qualifying slots for the Americas, on the other hand, will be decided through the Pan American Games of Santiago 2023. The squads are precisely Mendes, Leonardo Fioravanti, Edoardo Papa, Emily Gussoni, Giada Legati and Indiana Ferri.
Engaged to the Brazilian Tatiana Weston-Webb, among the best female performers on the international surfing circuit, the Italian-Brazilian wants to try to establish herself, after having given good signs of vitality on the World Tour between 2017 and 2019, only to then shine on the Challenger Series circuit . An Italian team, therefore, that can count on this new reinforcement and on a technical guide like that of the other Brazilian Adriano de Souza, Mineirinho2015 WSL champion, tier one.