Filipe Toledo Is Your 2022 World Champion
Filipe Toledo realised his dream today with his maiden World Title win at the Rip Curl WSL Finals.
Filipe has spent the previous nine years among the world’s best, qualifying for the CT in 2013. his career has accounted for some of the sport’s wildest highlights from his Perfect 10s across the globe to 13-career CT event victories, and now adding the prestigious World Title to his belt.
“It doesn’t get much better than this,” Filipe commented. “This is for Brazil, for my family, and for you all here. First of all I want to thank Jesus. What he did for all my life and the last week, and the entire year. I kept calm and collected with help from the guy up there. Last night we had a moment with Pastor John, Terry, my wife and whole family and two words that he gave to us were peace and power. That’s what I had all day.”
The Brazilian’s commitment to his family and his craft is more apparent than ever. Traveling with them to each event and dominating the 2022 CT season with five Final appearances, including two wins, and flourishing in his Title Match against compatriot Ferreira.
“Whoever is chasing your dreams, it does pay off,” added Filipe. “It’s hard, you get tired, there’s a lot of ups and downs, and bad thoughts, but we did it. We did it.”
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