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Team Fiji Continues To Shine

Team Fiji Continues To Shine
Team Fiji at the SUP World Event. Photos: Fiji Surfing Association
November 27
16:41 2016

Team Fiji did well at the ISA World SUP and Paddle titles last week out at Cloudbreak. Congratulations to all involved from the competitors to the support crew.  Finishing in a credible 17th out of a field of 26 countries it looks promising for future Fiji SUP teams.

The Australians put on an excellent, well-rounded team performance. They won a total of 10 medals including the gold medal in Women’s SUP Surfing (Shakira Westdorp), Men’s SUP Distance Race (Michael Booth), Women’s Prone Technical and Distance Race (Harriet Brown), Men’s Prone Technical Race (Matt Poole) and the Team Relay bronze medal.

Team France, New Zealand and Hawaii followed behind Australia by more than 1000 points with the silver, bronze and copper medals, respectively.

ISA President Fernando Aguerre said:

“I would like to give a big thanks to Tourism Fiji and all those who made this event possible. The Fijian people greeted us with their warm, contagious ‘Bula’ vibes and left a lasting impression on all of us. “We just culminated a historic event here in Fiji. SUP is truly a global sport. Last year we were in Mexico, this year in Fiji and next year we are going to Denmark, Vinaka Fiji!”

 

Overall Team Ranking:

1 – Australia, Gold Medal (11959)

2 – France, Silver Medal (10573)

3 – New Zealand, Bronze Medal (10049)

4 – Hawaii, Copper Medal (10029)

17 – Fiji (2902)

 

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