The Worlds 2013 is history now and Marcus "Buchecha" Almeida and Alliance team made history. "Buchecha" doubled up on his double gold winning the weight and the absolute yet once again and is one of the youngest ever to do such feat. And he did so in style beating his opponent's with flair and precision. His final against the last double double winner Rodolfo Vieira was amazing.Rodolfo is a stud and he showed throughout the tournament but "Buchecha" was at another level. The movements he executed throughout the tournament and in the final are incredible for a man of his size. I especially remember a sequence early in the finals when he reversed the position moving so quickly that I and IBJJF VP Marcelo Araujo just shook our heads and commented on what had we witnessed. The best description for "Buchecha" was done by Andre Galvao: "He is a lightweight with a super-heavy frame".
Alliance team also distanced itself from the group by not only winning their 8th team title but conquering the top for 6 consecutive years 2008-2013 and winning their second "Grand-Slam" in a row, feats that no other team has achieved! The domination of this team is something to behold and the credit goes to the team leaders Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti, Fabio "The General" Gurgel and Alexandre "Gigi" Paiva and all their instructors and competitors
Other winners included Caio Terra, Gabriel Moraes, Augusto "Tanquinho", Leandro Lo, Octavio de Souza, Romulo Barral, Rodolfo Vieira, Bernardo Faria. In the ladies division Gabi Garcia continued her domination of the ladies winning the absolute and sharing the podium with Andresa Correa winning 4 titles! Other ladies champions were Gezary Bandeira, Marina Ribeiro, Bia Mesquita, Luana Alzuguir and Michele Nicolini
Full report tomorrow with my analysis of the event
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