Space Coast surfing phenomenon Caroline Marks finishes fourth at Tokyo Olympics, Team USA’s Carissa Moore takes gold



Marks is far from the podium, teammate Carissa Moore takes gold

Caroline Marks, a native of Brevard County, advanced to the semifinals after scoring 12.50 in the second round of the women’s shortboard quarterfinals. (NBC image)

TOKYO, JAPAN – Caroline Marks, from Melbourne Beach, finished fourth in women’s shortboard at the Tokyo Olympics.

Marks put in a big effort in Tokyo, but struggled to find rebounds in the semi-finals and in the medal round.

However, Marks’ Team USA teammate Carissa Moore was the surf star and won the gold medal in the women’s event at the Tokyo Olympics.

Moore fled with the gold after registering a score of 14.93 over South African Bianca Buitendag 8.46.

Marks represents the U.S. Team of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Women’s Surfing Event at Tsurigasaki Beach. Carissa Moore, also representing the United States and Marks’ teammate, made the job easier in her streak by winning her streak with an aggregate score of 14.26 to advance to the semi-finals. Moore had the highest score for the women’s semi-finals. (NBC image)

Caroline Marks, 19, is expected to compete in many more Olympics since this was the first year surfing was outside of the Summer Olympics.

Marks will have a quick turnaround as his next competition will be for the Women’s Championship Tour for the Corona Open Mexico presented by Quiksilver in Barra de la Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico. She will participate in round 6 of the classification round.

The tournament begins August 10 and ends August 19.

ABOVE VIDEO: At 16, Caroline Marks’ career was already that of surfing legends. At 11, this awkward-footed preteen was the youngest girl to make the US surf team. She is also the youngest woman to surf in a World Surfing League women’s professional event. Marks was also the youngest inductee into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame at 14. (Video broadcast in 2016)




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