Peru’s Sofia Mulanovich was crowned Women’s Gold Medalist on Tuesday at the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans in Miyazaki, Japan.
“I feel like I am in a dream,” said Mulanovich. “It’s so amazing to be here and win a Gold Medal against the best surfers in the world. I won the 2004 ISA World Surfing Games, so coming back in 2019 and winning again is crazy. It’s been so long and it’s a magical moment. This Gold Medal means the world for surfers in Peru. Two Peruvians just won Golds at the Pan Am Games in Lima and winning here just adds to that. Surfing is growing so much in Latin America and Peru is here to stay.”
After Mulanovich’s Gold, Peru trails in second with 4,330 potential points, USA in third with 4235, and Australia in fourth with 4,203.
Gold – Sofia Mulanovich (PER)
Silver – Silvana Lima (BRA)
Bronze – Bianca Buitendag (RSA)
Copper – Carissa Moore (USA)