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First Olympic Surfing champion is the Brazilian Ferreira


He beats Igarashi in the Japanese final. 'God made my dream come true. Gold women in the USA, Hawaiian Moore wins (ANSA)

It is the Brazilian Italo Ferreira, one of the favorites of the eve, the first Olympic champion in the history of surfing.

In today's final of the Tokyo Games he beat Japanese Kanoa Igarashi.

"God made my dream come true, I wish my grandmother was here now who did so much for me - her comment after the race -. Yesterday I cheered a lot for Rayssa Leal, 'a Fadinha': I was hoping instead of winning Brazil's first gold in this Olympics I took it by doing the thing I love most: surfing in the waves ".

    Now the final for the women's gold is underway between the American Carissa Moore and the South African Bianca Buitendag, meanwhile Ferreira received the congratulations of the Seleçao of football that was following the surf final on the mobile phones of the bus players in Tokyo. 

There could only be a bit of Hawaii in the first time of Surfing at the Olympics.

In fact, the gold of the women's race was won by the American, from Hawaii, Carissa Moore, who in the final beat the South African Bianca Buitendag (14.93 against 8.46).

Japanese bronze Amuro Tsuzuki.

Source: ansa

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