The 2022 ISA World Surfing Games took place over eight days in Huntington Beach, California.
On the last day on September 24th (Saturday), Kanoa Igarashi, who was the only Japanese representative of “Navigation Japan” who stayed until the last day, passed all the heats without losing once and advanced to the final.
In the final against Rio Waida from Indonesia, Jackson Baker from Australia, and Guilherme Fonseca from Portugal, he won the championship with a total of 15.96 points, including 8.13 points.
After catching up with Rio Waida in the second half, she won her first ISA gold medal.
As a result of this result, Japan became the number one country in the men’s category, and Japan won one of the country’s quotas in the Paris Olympics, which was their goal.
In the women’s event, Kira Pinkerton from the United States won the gold medal. Details of the final day will be sent later.
Results of the 2022 ISA World Surfing Games
1st place Kanoa Igarashi (JPN)
2nd place Rio Waida (INA)
3. Jackson Baker (AUS)
4. Guilherme Fonseca (POR)
1st place Kira Pinkerton (USA)
2nd place Pauline Addu (POR)
3. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)
4th Daniela Rosas (PER)
ISA Official Website: https://www.isasurf.org/
(SURF NEWS Editorial Department)
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