Carissa Moore of USA is now the Olympic women’s surf champion. She beat Bianca Buitendag of South Africa and registered a score of 14.93.
The Hawaiian looked absolutely delighted as she was hoisted onto the shoulders of her team, who carried her out of the water onto land. A four-time WSL champion, Moore can now add Olympic champion to her impressive career honours.
Italo Ferreira of Brazil has defeated Kanoa Igarashi of Japan with massive lead in men’s surfing event and secured gold medal.