Movers and Shakers: Moore success for Carissa

Surf sensation Carissa Moore leads our pack of success-hunting athletes this week with another win.
Carissa Moore wins the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach
Carissa gets to ring the bell © Stuart Gibson
By Sean Calvert

Carissa Moore hit the top of the ASP Women's World Tour rankings by landing her second straight win and in so doing acheiving a life's ambition by ringing the iconic bell.

In another final showdown with Tyler Wright, Carissa took home the Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach trophy by defeating Wright by scoring 15.40 points to Wright's eight.

"To win Bells is a dream,” Moore said. “As a little kid, you always looked forward to watching it and reading about it. The history and the prestige and the people who have won it are really legendary. To be a part of it now is really special.”

And of her move back to the head of the rankings, Moore was not getting carried away after her good start to the campaign.

“It feels great to be a part of the World Title race again this year,” Moore said. “Last year wasn’t the greatest for me and it was an adjustment transitioning from going for a world title to defending one. I learned a lot though and I’m back this year feeling focused with a great support group around me. It’s still early in the season so I’m just going to stay focused on the next event.”

Kilian Fischhuber performs during the IFSC World Climbing Championships in Paris, France on September 15th, 2012
Kilian Fischhuber in action © Stanko Gruden/Red Bull Content Pool

Five-time World Cup climbing champion Kilian Fischhuber proved he's still very much a force to be reckoned with by winning his 19th World Cup event in his first appearance of the campaign in the second stop on the IFSC Boulder World Cup 2013.

The Austrian took the win in the French town of Millau to make it an Austrian double on the day, with Anna Stöhr winning the women's competition. 

Thomas Genon of Belgium signs autographs before the finals at the Vienna Air King, a Slopestyle Bike Event, in Vienna, Austria on April 7 2013.
Thomas Genon at Vienna Air King 2013 © Andreas Schaad/Red Bull Content Pool

There was a second place finish at the Vienna Air King for FMB wonder kid Thomas Genon to celebrate, as despite carrying an ankle injury, he again demonstrated his ample artillery of tricks, including a truck driver on the step up and numerous flip variants.

Read the full report from Vienna Air King here

Also in bikes, the Colombian brothers Rafael and Marcelo Gutierrez were crowned with the silver and bronze medals respectively in the Downhill Elite category at the Pan American Championships that took place in the province of Tucuman, Argentina.

Marcelo overcame numerous difficulties in the race and managed to get on the podium, after his participation in the competition was initially in doubt due to an accident he suffered in training.

The eldest of the brothers Gutierrez competed with two fingers on his left hand broken and could not defend the title he won last year in Mexico.

"It was very difficult to run," he said. "On Friday I lost consciousness. I was hospitalized until one in the morning and thought I was not going to run. Finally I decided to go. I went there to wind the gold, but after everything that happened I`m happy with the result."

Mario Mola performs in Lanzarote, Spain on February 11th, 2012
Mario Mola in action © Alberto Lessmann/Red Bull Content Pool

Moving to the other side of the world now and Mario Mola was agonisingly close to taking the win at the ITU World Series Triathlon in Auckland, New Zealand.

Mola was beaten into second place by fellow Spaniard Javier Gomez by just 12 seconds, which was an outstanding result for Mola, who was delighted with his performance.

"Javier is the number one and I’m really proud to be able to stay with him," Mario said.  "I tried to stay in the second position and that was all I could do today, I’m of course really happy with that."

Luis Salom celebrates his Moto3 victory in Qatar
Luis Salom Qatar 2013 © GEPA Pictures/Gold and Goose/David Goldman

Switching to motor sports now and Antonio Felix da Costa held off Kevin Magnussen to take victory in race two of the FR3.5 Series.

The Red Bull junior spent the race scrapping with Magnussen and winner of race one Stoffel Vandoorne before the Portuguese driver took his first victory of the season.

Watch the video from the race here

Luis Salom rode a fantastic race to win the first race of the Moto3 season at the Grand Prix of Qatar on Sunday.

Red Bull KTM Ajo rider Salom, his pre-season rival for the title Maverick Viñales, Álex Rins, Álex Márquez (younger brother of Marc) and Jonas Folger were all in with a shout of taking victory when the race entered its final two laps, but it was last year's Championship runner-up Salom who timed his moves to perfection as he won by 0.4s, taking his third career GP win in the process.

And Marc Marquez enjoyed his first race in MotoGP by grabbing a podium place behind two greats of the sport in Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi in Qatar.

Read the full report from the MotoGP of Qatar here


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