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Tokyo Olympics live updates: surfing finals, Owen Wright, Sally Fitzgibbons

By news.com.au , in Sport , at July 27, 2021 Tags: ,


Surfing debuts at the Olympics this year. Australians like Julian Wilson and Stephanie Gilmore have a big shot at gold….

Surfing debuts at the Olympics this year. Australians like Julian Wilson and Stephanie Gilmore have a big shot at gold.

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ICHINOMIYA, JAPAN – JULY 26: Owen Wright of Team Australia celebrates his win over Jeremy Flores of Team France in their men’s round 3 heat on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach on July 26, 2021 in Ichinomiya, Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)Source:Getty Images

Owen Wright will surf for a medal on Tuesday afternoon after successfully seeing off Peruvian rival Lucca Mesinas in the quarterfinals at Tsurigasaki Beach.

Wright, 31, continued his good form from Monday’s afternoon session producing scores of 6.67 and 6.07 to progress through to a semi-final match-up with Brazilian Italo Ferreira.

Earlier, Ferreira produced the highest heat score of the Olympics (16.30) to knock out Japan’s Hiroto Ohhara.

The winner of the Wright/Ferreira semi-final at 1.24pm AEST will progress through to the gold medal match-up and the loser relegated to the bronze medal playoff.

Fellow Aussie Sally Ftizgibbons will surf her quarterfinal at 12.12pm AEST against Amuro Tsuzuki of Japan for a place in the women’s semi-finals.

Originally published asWright on cusp of historic Olympic medal



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