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Carissa Moore Earns Historic First Olympic Gold Medal in Women’s Surfing

Hawaiʻi’s own Carissa Moore can now add “gold medalist” and “olympian” to her repertoire, after making history this week as surfing made its Olympic debut in Japan. The four-time ASP world champion, defeated South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag, facing everything from waist-high wedges to overhead typhoon surf, according to the World Surf League. Amuro Tsuzuki of Japan rounded out the top three with a bronze medal on the women’s podium.
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After claiming historic Olympic gold medal, Hawaii’s Carissa Moore reflects on accomplishment and looks ahead to resuming run at fifth world title in the WSL

With a chance to catch her breathe the celebratory tour for Hawaii’s Carissa Moore is underway as the four time world champion made history earlier this week in Tokyo. “It’s been such a special past couple of days. I was overcome with emotion when it all happened and the horn blew and they were like you’re the Olympic gold medalist, I was like wait, what?,” Moore told KHON2 Sports Director Rob DeMello on Wednesday afternoon from Japan. “It’s just been a crazy build up to this moment. Not only the last four years from when it was announced that surfing got accepted into Olympics but the postponement and actually getting here and the conditions were extremely challenging.”
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Surf | Olympic Games: Italo Ferreira, the Olympic gold medalist who won a World Cup in jeans after stealing his passport and suffering a typhoon

The story of Italo Ferreira, first Olympic surfing champion in history, would give for a movie script. The Brazilian, from a very humble family, was discovered by a Brazilian surfing talent scout in Natal when he was going to see another promising youngster and Ferreira was training at sea. “I saw a boy doing a 360 in the air. And then another. The competition started two days later and I asked people who that boy was. ‘It’s called talo’ “, explained Luiz ‘Pinga’ Campos in an interview with the World Surf League.
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American Carissa Moore makes history by winning surfing gold

American surfer Carissa Moore made history Tuesday by becoming the first woman to win a gold medal in surfing at an Olympics Games. Moore, the lone ethnic Hawaiian on the U.S. Olympic roster and a former child prodigy who grew up to be the youngest world champion surfer, beat Bianca Buitendag of South Africa with a score of 14.93 to 8.46. The 17th-ranked Buitendag won a silver, after pulling off upset after upset to deliver some of the contest’s biggest moments in her path to the Olympic podium.
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John "John-John" Alexender Florence professionally known as John John Florence is an American professional surfer, actor, producer, businessman, & director. He is famous for his work in films and TV shows such as "View From Blue Moon", "Done: John John Florence", "Distance Between Dreams", "Paradigm Lost", "Pipe", "Tokyo Rising", and many more. He is best recognized for wining the Surfer Poll 2013 Movies of the Year Award for his role in "Done" and Surfer Poll 2013 Short of the Year Awar.
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Tokyo Olympics : American surfer Carissa Moore becomes first woman to win a gold medal

American surfer Carissa Moore made history Tuesday by turning into the first woman to win a gold medal in surfing at an Olympics Games. Moore, the solitary ethnic Hawaiian on the U.S. Olympic list and a former child prodigy who grew up to be the most youthful title holder surfer, beat Bianca Buitendag of South Africa with a score of 14.93 to 8.46. The seventeenth positioned Buitendag won a silver, subsequent to pulling off significantly more than one surprise to convey probably the contest’s greatest moments in her way to the Olympic platform.
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The Latest: Russians win gymnastics gold after Biles exit

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic:. The Russian Olympic Committee has won the gold medal in women’s gymnastics after U.S. star Simone Biles exited with a medical issue. The Russian gymnasts...
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As Surfing Makes Its Olympic Debut, Billionaire-Owned World Surf League Hopes To Catch A Wave Of Opportunities

This week, 40 surfers, including four Americans, are hitting Tsurigasaki Beach in Japan for surfing’s Olympic debut. (That is, if the weather allows.) Two Brazilians, Gabriel Medina and Italo Ferreira, are favorites to take home the gold medal in the men’s competition. But if everything goes right for billionaire Dirk Ziff’s World Surf League, Medina and Ferreira won’t be the only winners.
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Olympic Latest: Biles out of team final with apparent injury

TOKYO — (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic:. Reigning Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is out of the team finals after apparently suffering an injury during the vault. The 24-year-old U.S. star,...
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World Champion Italo Ferreira One Win From Surfing Gold for Brazil

Italo Ferreira, the reigning champion of the World Surf League, continued his show-stopping, point-piling ways for Brazil on Tuesday in the men's shortboard semifinals at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach. In holding off a spirited challenge from Australia's Owen Wright, Ferriera earned a shot at the first-ever Olympic gold medal in the...
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