After competing in the Tokyo Olympics, John John Florence shared a touching letter on his return home.
J.J. Florence Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
John-John Florence, a surfer from North Shore, arrived in Honolulu on Wednesday after taking part in the inaugural Olympic men’s surfing competition.
The local lad is posting an emotional message about his time in Tokyo on social media.
Florence remarked in an Instagram post, “The Olympics has been an event I will remember for life.” “I want to extend my gratitude to the people of Japan, particularly the cities of Chiba and Makinohara in particular.”
The third round of competition at Japan’s Tsurigasaki Beach was Florence’s last, as she was defeated by teammate Kolohe Andino of the United States.
Italo Ferreira of Brazil beat Kanoa Igarashi of Japan to win the gold medal, and Owen Wright of Australia came in third.
“I’m honoured to have been a part of it all and to represent my home, my family, and all my friends who have supported me,” Florence added.
Carissa Moore of Oahu won the first-ever women’s Olympic surfing gold medal on Monday after a dominant performance against Bianca Buitendag of South Africa.
the sport submitted by the famous waterman Duke Kahanamoku to the International Olympic Committee more than a century ago and for which he won an Olympic gold medal.
“I’d want to congratulate Carissa Moore on winning gold for Hawaii,” Florence remarked. That is a tremendous feat, and I want to congratulate Italo Ferreira on a stellar showing.
No word yet on whether or not Florence will finish out the year on the World Surf League Championship Tour.
Florence is still rated number 10 in the men’s WSL CT standings after missing the last three tournaments due to an injury he sustained in May while competing in Australia. He will be competing in the Tokyo Olympics.
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