Watch: Two minutes of Medina
Here's Gabriel Medina's ranking after the Aussie leg for the last five years:
- 2015 - 16th
- 2016 - 18th
- 2017 - 11th
- 2018 - 7th
- 2019 - 12th
He's a late riser is Gabs, takes a while to warm up, get the revs ticking over, which usually doesn't happen till mid-year when he finds his range, collecting dais finishes, and hauling in the frontrunners.
Only once has he exploded out of the blocks at Snapper, Bells, and Margs. That was back in 2014 when he won Snapper - beat Parko in the final - and after three comps left Australia wearing yellow, holding it all the way to Hawaii and his first world title.
And this year? Who knows, but this two minute edit shot in Indo will hush the naysayers.