World’s Top Women Approach Gold Medals and Olympic Qualification in Miyazaki

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The world’s best women surfers have arrived at the final day of competition at the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans, set to contest the Gold Medals and Olympic qualification on Tuesday in Miyazaki, Japan.

Peru’s Sofia Mulanovich, Brazil’s Tatiana Weston-Webb and Silvana Lima, and South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag have all remained unbeaten in the event and entered the Main Event Final, one heat away from the Grand Final medal round. 

Three rounds of single-elimination Repechage Rounds remain, where two surfers will prevail to face off with the top two placing surfers of the Main Event Final for medals. 

Monday’s competition saw all four continental Olympic qualification slots determined, as the event will award Tokyo 2020 entry to the top eligible man and woman from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. 

Learn more about Tokyo 2020 qualification here.