Sally Fitzgibbons is firming as one of many favourites to say browsing gold on the upcoming Tokyo Olympics after profitable the ultimate qualification occasion in El Salvador.
- Sally Fitzgibbons says it was an “superb feeling” to win the gold medal in El Salvador
- Australia completed fifth within the mixed workforce standings
- Browsing is making its Olympic debut in Tokyo
Contemporary off her World Surf League title win at Rottnest Island in Western Australia final month, Fitzgibbons blitzed the 51-nation subject within the World Browsing Video games at Lo Bocana and El Sunzal surf breaks.
The Australian gained the ladies’s gold medal with a rating of 14.10 factors to complete effectively away from Portuguese representatives Yolanda Sequeira (9.20) and Teresa Bonvalot (9.04) within the four-surfer remaining.
Within the males’s occasion, Frenchman Joan Duru scored a complete of 14.94 factors to complete forward of Japanese surfer Kanoa Igarashi (13.74), whereas French veteran Jeremy Flores (12.94) gained bronze.
France gained the workforce gold medal forward of Japan and Portugal, whereas Australia completed fifth.
Australia was additionally represented within the girls’s occasion by Stephanie Gilmore (tied for fifteenth), whereas Owen Wright (tied for eleventh) and Julian Wilson (tied for sixteenth) competed within the males’s competitors.
Following her win, Fitzgibbons tweeted it was an “superb feeling” to win in El Salvador.
All Olympic surfers had been required to compete on the World Browsing Video games, with 12 spots within the Tokyo subject — 5 male and 7 feminine — up for grabs.
Some high-profile surfers, such because the respective girls’s and males’s world quantity ones Carissa Moore and Gabriel Medina, departed early after assembly their remaining Tokyo qualification requirement of browsing within the occasion.
Browsing will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo. The Video games are scheduled to start on July 23.