Brazilian surfer Adriano de Souza, the 2015 global champion, introduced Wednesday he would retire from the game on the finish of the 2021 season.
De Souza, 33, is among the best-known athletes of the “Brazilian Hurricane,” the tidal wave of gifted surfers that experience emerged from the South American nation lately.
“After 15 years at the global circuit, you get slightly drained. Every yr will get more difficult,” he instructed a digital press convention.
“2021 might be my final yr as a qualified.”
A compact 1.67 meters (5-foot-5), De Souza dazzled his approach to the arena identify in 2015, changing into the second one Brazilian to win it, after Gabriel Medina the yr prior to.
Present global champ Italo Ferreira additionally hails from Brazil.
De Souza ignored qualifying for the Olympics in Tokyo, shedding out to Ferreira and Medina. The Video games rescheduled for 2021 would be the first to function browsing.
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