September 18, 2021
  • September 18, 2021

Articles Posted by Sherilyn J. Pritchard

From devastating injury to Olympic medal, Australian Owen Wright makes surfing history | Tokyo Olympics 2020

by on July 27, 2021 0

After winning the first ever Olympic medal in surfing history, Australian Owen Wright said he felt like he was “walking on a cloud”. Five and a half years ago he couldn’t even walk. The 31-year-old’s bronze medal, obtained after beating two-time World Surfing League (WSL) champion Gabriel Medina of Brazil in rough seas on Tsurigasaki […]

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From devastating injury to Olympic medal, Australian Owen Wright makes surfing history | Tokyo Olympics 2020

by on July 27, 2021 0

After winning the first ever Olympic medal in surfing history, Australian Owen Wright said he felt like he was “walking on a cloud”. Five and a half years ago he couldn’t even walk. The 31-year-old’s bronze medal, obtained after beating two-time World Surfing League (WSL) champion Gabriel Medina of Brazil in rough seas on Tsurigasaki […]

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‘Small and funky’ waves preoccupy surfing debut at Tokyo Olympics | Tokyo Olympics 2020

by on May 20, 2021 0

Surfing’s long-awaited debut at the Olympics in Japan will introduce its talented athletes and enviable beach lifestyle to an audience of millions, many of whom will be watching the sport for the first time. But the typical summer waves at the Tsurigasaki Beach venue – small, short, and lacking in power – left some contestants […]

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Carissa Moore pulls off incredible aerial maneuver to make surfing history

by on April 12, 2021 0

Carissa Moore pulled off a sensational aerial maneuver this weekend in the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup, the second leg of the Surf League World Championship. The American surfer was competing in a round against the Frenchwoman Johanne Defay when she succeeded “the best aerial ever seen in women’s competition. “Moore was stunned after she finished […]

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