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Tyler Wright takes Rio Pro, share of World Tour lead

Australian surfer Tyler Wright won her second straight Oi Rio Women’s Pro, defeating Frenchwoman Johanne Defay in the final on Sunday in Brazil.

She posted a 7.50 and then a 9.67 to take the title.

Wright, who captured her first title of the 2017 WSL season with the win, is the reigning world champion. She now shares the World Tour lead with countrywoman and six-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore.

“It is sick to be sharing the jersey with Steph,” Wright told the Guardian after her win. “It is going to be a good year. It has always been a part of my plan after the Australian leg to be in this position. I am feeling really good. It is cool to be working on stuff over the last year and put it into action.”

[More from Excelle Sports: Surfer Stephanie Gilmore’s five favorite looks for the gym and beach]

Thanks to the Crew. xoxo

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Wright’s next stop on the tour is in Fiji at the Outerknown Fiji Women’s Pro.

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