Here Are the Surfers Who Officially Qualified for the 2020 Olympics Via the ‘CT

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Heading into Pipe, solely 4 provisional Olympic spots have been secured on the males’s aspect. Kolohe Andino (USA), Jeremy Flores (France), Jordy Smith (South Africa) and Kanoa Igarashi (Japan) had certified by the finish of the MEO Rip Curl Professional Portugal final month, which left 6 slots open for the taking this week.

Certainly one of the most talked-about Olympic qualification battles was the race for the second spot on Group USA–a place that two of the greatest surfers to have ever lived (2x World Champ John Florence and 47-year-old Kelly Slater) have been vying for. After Florence bowed out in the quarterfinals, Slater had the likelihood to seal the Olympic qualification deal if he clinched the Pipe Masters. However, in the event you watched any a part of Italo’s utter domination yesterday, you realize that wasn’t the case for Slater.

So as for the under names to formally qualify for the Olympics, all they must do is present as much as the 2020 World Video games subsequent yr and compete (even when they carry out poorly, they’ll nonetheless make their respective groups). They’ll even be joined by Shun Murakami (JPN), Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR), Billy Stairmand (NZL), Frederico Morais (POR), Shino Matsuda (JPN), Anat Lelior (ISR), Bianca Buitendag (RSA), Ella Williams (NZL), Lucca Messinas (PER) and Daniella Rosas (PER) in Tokyo, who have provisionally qualified by way of the 2019 Pan Am and World Browsing Video games.

Keep tuned for extra info all through 2020 as there are nonetheless 12 spots left up for grabs.

Males’s ‘CT 2020 Olympics Qualifiers:

John John Florence (USA)
Kolohe Andino (USA)
Italo Ferreira (Brazil)
Gabriel Medina (Brazil)
Owen Wright (Australia)
Julian Wilson (Australia)
Jeremy Flores (France)
Michel Bourez (France)
Kanoa Igarashi (Japan)
Jordy Smith (South Africa)

Girls’s ‘CT 2020 Olympics Qualifiers:

Carissa Moore (USA)
Caroline Marks (USA)
Stephanie Gilmore (Australia)
Sally Fitzgibbons (Australia)
Tatiana Weston-Webb (Brazil)
Silvana Lima (Brazil)
Johanne Defay (France)
Brisa Hennessy (Costa Rica)


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