British Surfing announce team for the 2021 ISA World Games
Sunday 9 May
Six athletes will travel to El Salvador as part of the British Surfing Team to compete in the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Games at the end of May, which is a qualification event for The Olympic Games.
The World Surfing Games, originally scheduled to be held in May 2020, has now been rescheduled for 29 May – 6 June 2021 at two world-class locations in El Salvador: La Bocana and El Sunzal. The ISA and local organisers will continue to monitor the global pandemic and provide updates on the status of the event.
The International Surfing Association (ISA) World Games is attracting the world’s best surfing athletes, including athletes from the World Surf League (WSL).
The team was announced by British Surfing following the results of the recent British Cup which were held in Scotland last month. The Great Britain National team is made up of three men and three women:
- Lucy Campbell, England
- Emily Currie, England
- Ellie Turner, England
- Stanley Norman, England
- Luke Dillon, England
- Harry Cromwell, Wales
The team will be supported by:
- Jose Braga (Team Coach)
- Huw John (Manager)
- Angus Scotney (Assistant Coach)
- Richie Inskip (Rehabilitation & Mobility coach)
British Surfing said: “We are delighted to announce our British team for this momentous Olympic qualifier.
“Due to the global pandemic, it’s been a challenging time for athletes to train and compete. We wish the team travelling to the World Games all the best and hope they will enjoy being part of this pivotal occasion in surfing history.
“We have a strong team, but we recognise there will be much to negotiate as the world continues to emerge from COVID. Despite this, we’re confident that with strong support, the team will be able to give their personal best in El Salvador.”
The 2021 edition of the World Surfing Games is the last remaining piece of the Tokyo 2020 qualification process. There are five remaining slots for men to be earned and seven for women, which will go to the highest ranking eligible athletes in the event. Surfing will make its Olympic debut in July 2021 at Tsurigasaki Beach, in Japan.
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