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USA duo California’s Marks and Hawaii’s Moore advance to Round 3 of women’s surfing competition

By Simon Gibbs

Hours after the men’s group tipped off, the first-ever Olympic women’s surfing event followed it up with as exciting a performance as can be.

The format was the same as the men’s competition, with Round 1 consisting of five heats of four surfers.

In each heat, the top two surfers advance directly to Round 3, while the bottom two move on to Round 2.

Two U.S. surfers, Caroline Marks and Carissa Moore, advanced to Round 3 by coming in first place in their respective heats.

Marks finished with a total score of 13.40, placing her in first place of Heat 5, while Moore’s 11.74 won Heat 1.

The U.S. duo were joined in Round 3 by Portugal’s Teresa Bonvalot, Australia’s Sally Fitzgibbons, Costa Rica’s Brisa Hennessy, Australia’s Stephanie Gilmore, Brazil’s Lima Silvana, France’s Johanne Defay, Brazil’s Tatiana Weston-Webb and New Zealand’s Ella Williams.

Marks, Moore and the topped field and faced off in Round 3 on Monday morning in Tokyo, while Round 2 is  started on Sunday afternoon.

High Lights: Glimore loses to Buitendag! Marks beats Hawaii’s Maeda! Moore barely outrides Mulanovich! Brazil/Hawaii’s Weston Webb loses to Japan’s Tsuzuki! Fitzgibbons out surfs Ado.

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The first-ever Olympic surfing competition took place Sunday morning in Tokyo, with Round 1 consisting of five heats of four surfers.

In each heat, the top two surfers advance directly to Round 3, while the bottom two move on to Round 2.

U.S. surfer Kolohe Andino advanced to Round 3 after finishing with a score of 10.27, where he’ll be joined by Peru’s Lucca Mesinas.

Andino and Mesinas will compete against Brazil’s Italo Ferreira, whose cumulative score of 13.67 was the best of Round 1, Japan’s Hiroto Ohhara, Peru’s Miguel Tudela, Japan’s Kanoa Igarashi, Australia’s Owen Wright, Morocco’s Ramzi Boukhiam, Brazil’s Gabriel Medina and France’s Michel Bourez.

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