Brazil’s Ferreira tops the Men’s podium, Japan’s Kanoa Igarashi earns Silver, Australia’s Owen Wright Bronze
USA’s Moore tops Women’s podium, South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag earns Silver, Japan’s Amuro Tsuzuki Bronze
Surfing’s debut appearance spreads sport’s stoke around the globe
IOC President Thomas Bach visits Surfing venue on finals day
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Gold – Italo Ferreira (BRA)
Silver – Kanoa Igarashi (JPN)
Bronze – Owen Wright (AUS)
Gold – Carissa Moore (USA)
Silver – Bianca Buitendag (RSA)
Bronze – Amuro Tsuzuki (JPN)
After three days of youthful, high performance action at Tsurigasaki Beach, Surfing’s debut appearance in the Olympic Games has culminated with historic Gold Medal performances.
Brazil’s Italo Ferreira and USA’s Carissa Moore rose to the pinnacle of Surfing and forever etched their names into the history books as the first Olympic Surfing Champions at Tokyo 2020.
Their top performances came in the presence of IOC President Thomas Bach, who joined ISA President Fernando Aguerre at the Surfing venue on Tuesday to meet the world’s best surfers and experience one of the Games new, youth-oriented sports.
Ferreira’s Gold has earned him the trifecta of top surfing accomplishments – a World Surf League Championship Tour Title in 2019, a World Surfing Games Gold Medal also in 2019, and now an Olympic Gold Medal.
“All of my accomplishments have been important to me, but I think this Olympic Gold means the most because I was the first one,” said Ferreira. “But all surfers made history here. Every surfer has a piece of this Gold Medal.
“This has been quite a story for me. 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.
“I truly believe that the Olympics will change our lives. Not just the medalists, but for all the surfers that competed in this historic event.”