Andy Irons Clinches Third World Title

Andy Irons today put an official stamp on what seemed inevitable, securing his third world title at the Nova Schin Festival in Brazil by winning his third round heat against Brazilian wildcard Raphael Becker, while the only man left in the title hunt, Joel Parkinson bowed out to another Brazilian Wildcard Tanio Barreto.

While the ASP World Tour continues on with the remainder of the Nova Schin Festival and with the final season event at Pipeline, the title is now officially in the hands of Andy Irons, his third consecutive, making him of only three people in history to win three consecutive world titles (Mark Richards and Kelly Slater being the other two).

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