Olympics | Tokyo 2020
Carissa Moore, Italo Ferreira Earn Historic First Olympic Gold Medals in Surfing
mercredi 28 juillet 2021 –
Four-time WSL Champion Moore was able to hold on against South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag, while 2019 WSL Champion Ferreira’s Finals Day run was not to be halted, even by Japan’s Kanoa Igarashi. Both Buitendag and Igarashi earned the silver medals for their respective efforts.
Rounding out the podium and earning the bronze was Japan’s Amuro Tsuzuki and Australia’s Owen Wright, who were both formidable competitors throughout the entire surfing competition.
"Getting to share the sport with so many people that maybe have never even watched surfing was super special," said Moore. "As a Hawaiian, just seeing Duke Kahanamoku’s dream come true to have surfing in the Olympics is super special. It’s a big time for surfing to be recognized on this level."
"All surfers made history here," said Ferreira. "Every surfer has a piece of this Gold Medal. I started surfing on a cooler top when I was a kid before I got my first real board and won my first event. Because of [my upbringing] I have a lot of passion for the sport."
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Results
- Gold : Carissa Moore (USA)
- Silver : Bianca Buitendag (RSA)
- Bronze : Amuro Tsuzuki (JPN)
- Gold : Italo Ferreira (BRA)
- Silver : Kanoa Igarashi (JPN)
- Bronze : Owen Wright (AUS)