Medals for Japan’s brother, sister duo Taka and Kaede Inoue
The Inoue family arrived in Puerto Rico with high hopes, as brother Taka (21-years-old), and sisters Kaede (17-years-old) and Sakura (14-years-old) were all competing in the SUP Surfing discipline.
Those hopes were well-placed with the two older siblings both winning medals, Taka the copper in Men’s surfing and Kaede the silver in Women’s surfing.
“I’m so happy to be on the podium with my brother, we’re both so happy!” said Kaede.
Pan American Games Santiago 2023 Qualifiers in SUP Surfing Confirmed
Four men and four women from the Americas qualified for SUP Surfing today for the prestigious Pan American Games taking place in Santiago, Chile in 2023.
Men: Luiz Diniz (BRA), Zane Schweitzer (USA), Felipe Rodríguez (MEX), Tamil Martino (PER)
Women: Lucia Cosoleto (ARG), Aline Adisaka (BRA), Isabella Gomez (COL), Candice Appleby (USA)
Lima 2019 Pan American Games silver medalist Tamil Martino (PER) looks to go one better in Santiago 2023
Tamil Martino may have lost out earlier than hoped in Puerto Rico, but the Peruvian was still ecstatic to confirm his slot for the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.
“I’m so excited to qualify to the Pan American Games,” Martino said. “It will be the second time I compete in the event. Stoked for that! I want to put a better position than 2019 in second place. I want to go to the gold medal. Arriba Peru!”
ISA President Fernando Aguerre said:
“A huge congratulations to our new SUP Surfing World Champions and to the talented men and women who punched their tickets to Santiago 2023.
“Tomorrow we will switch gears and head into the distance races, which will be so amazing to watch. The incredible scenery of beautiful Puerto Rico will be on full display.”
Women’s SUP Surfing
Gold – Lucia Cosoleto (ARG)
Silver – Kaede Inoue (JPN)
Bronze – Aline Adisaka (BRA)
Copper – Isabella Gomez (COL)
Men’s SUP Surfing
Gold – Luiz Diniz (BRA)
Silver – Benoit Carpentier (FRA)
Bronze – Zane Schweitzer (USA)
Copper – Taka Inoue (JPN)
2023 Santiago Pan American Games Qualifiers
Lucia Cosoleto (ARG)
Aline Adisaka (BRA)
Isabella Gomez (COL)
Candice Appleby (USA)
Luiz Diniz (BRA)
Zane Schweitzer (USA)
Felipe Rodríguez (MEX)
Tamil Martino (PER)