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USA’s Carissa Moore makes history by becoming inaugural women’s Olympic surfing champion. Team USA's Carissa Moore won the first ever women’s surfing gold medal in Olympics history on Tuesday, defeating South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag in the final. The four-time world champion and world No.1 sealed a comprehensive victory to enter...
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Carissa Moore Makes Olympic History With First-Ever Surfing Gold Medal

Watch: Simone Biles Pulls Out of Team Competition at Tokyo Olympics. Hawaiian surfer Carissa Moore is the first woman to win gold in surfing at the Olympics. The 28-year-old U.S. athlete took home the top prize on July 27, edging out South Africa's Bianca Buitendag for the Olympic gold medal. The event lasted three days at Tsurigasaki Beach in Japan, about 40 miles from Tokyo, where the competitors faced rough waters due to Tropical Storm Nepartak.

Hawaiian Carissa Moore – who studied at the same school as Barack Obama and golfer Michelle Wie and already has a DAY named after her – wins women's surfing's FIRST ever gold

The US's Carissa Moore became the first women's surfing Olympic gold medalist on Monday. The surfer from Hawaii, who is so revered in her state that they named a January day after her, took gold by beating Bianca Buitendag of South Africa with Japan's Amuro Tsuzu taking bronze. Moore posted...
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USA's Carissa Moore Wins First Women's Surfing Shortboard Gold Medal

American Carissa Moore won the first women’s surfing shortboard event in Olympic history, taking down South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag, 14.93- 8.46 in the gold medal match. The beginning of the match was low scoring as each surfer looked for the right opportunity to score points. But with just 20 minutes...

On Her Turf: Carissa Moore overwhelmed by Olympic gold

Carissa Moore opens up about the support she received leading up to, during, and after winning gold in surfing’s Olympic debut and explains why she was filled with so much emotion after being crowned Olympic champion. Read More at >>
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Carissa Moore and John John Florence Lead Surfing's Olympics Debut

Surfing is one of six sports that have been added to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Professional surfers will look to catch their first waves on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET. While the idea of surfing in the waters of Tokyo is a life changing opportunity, it comes with some challenges as well. The sport is dependent on wave conditions, and the waves are currently around waist-high as the Olympics begin. Many local residents verbalized their fears of a possible typhoon in the forecast, but the surfers are welcoming the big waves with open arms.