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Hawaii’s John John Florence, Carissa Moore make Olympic surfing debut for Team USA

Hawaii natives John John Florence and Carissa Moore made their Olympic surfing debut  on...
Hawaii natives John John Florence and Carissa Moore made their Olympic surfing debut on Saturday in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.(USA Surfing)
Published: Jul. 24, 2021 at 5:33 PM HST|Updated: Jul. 24, 2021 at 10:56 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii’s own John John Florence and Carissa Moore made their Olympic surfing debut on Saturday in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Florence completed in heat four of the first round of the men’s shortboard competition.

He finished the heat with a 8.37 in his Olympic debut.

Florence competed fiercely, but came in third place behind Ramzi Boukhiam from Morocco (10.23) and Owen Wright from Australia who took first place with a score of 10.40.

Moore, a graduate from Punahou, competed in heat one of the first round of the women’s shortboard competition.

Moore held a comfortable spot in first place for the majority of heat one and finished the heat in first with an impressive score of 11.74.

Moore competed alongside surfers from Portugal, Ecuador and Peru.

Florence’s third place finish puts the North Shore native in the second round.

Moore will compete again Sunday in round three of the women’s shortboard competition.

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