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Hawai‘i’s Carissa Moore Wins Gold in Inaugural Olympic Surfing Competition

July 27, 2021, 8:30 AM HST
* Updated July 27, 12:50 PM
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Hawai‘i’s Carissa Moore brings home the first-ever Olympic gold medal in the inaugural women’s surfing competition at Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games.

Moore, four-time World Surf League champion, defeated South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag 14.93 to 8.46 at Tsurigasaki Beach. Moore’s highest wave scores were 7.60 and 7.33.

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