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Going for Gold at VISSLA ISA Worlds

Going for Gold at VISSLA ISA Worlds

Rachel Presti

  • Japan’s Keanu Kamiyama earns Boys U-18 Gold to boost Japan to overall Team Gold
  • USA earns Silver, Australia Bronze, Hawaii Copper
  • Rachel Presti’s Girls U-18 Gold is first in history for Germany
  • 13-year-old Caitlin Simmers earns Girls U-16 Gold
  • Australia’s Grayson Hinrichs earns Boys U-18 Gold

Germany’s Rachel Presti gave a standout performance throughout the whole event and earned the Gold in the Girls U-18 – the first-ever ISA medal for Germany across any discipline. Hawaii’s Keala Tomoda Bannert earned the top performance for Team Hawaii with the Silver Medal, followed by Japan’s Minami Nonaka with the Bronze. Summer Macedo’s efforts to earn her second ISA Junior Gold came to an end despite great performances in the event, earning the Copper Medal.

I am really happy to take it home for Germany, This first Gold for Germany means a lot. I want to encourage other people in Germany to surf and bring it to a global stage.

Rachel Presti

Keala Tomodo Bannert (HAW) – Silver 

Minami Nonaka (JPN) – Bronze

The Girls U-16 Grand Final kicked off with a bang as USA’s 13-year-old Caitlin Simmers posted the highest wave score of the day with 9.17. The Japanese duo Shino Matsuda and Sara Wakita were never able to catch Simmers after her blazing start, finishing with the Silver and Bronze Medals, respectively. Spain’s Lucía Machado earned the Copper.

It feels so good, Team USA is really supportive. It’s an honor to be a part of the team. This is my biggest win. Since Surfing is in the Olympics, that is a new goal for me to strive for.

Caitlin Simmers

Shino Matsuda (JPN) – Silver

Sara Wakita (JPN) – Bronze

RESULTS

Girls U-16
Gold – Caitlin Simmers (USA)
Silver – Shino Matsuda (JPN)
Bronze – Sara Wakita (JPN)
Copper – Lucía Machado (ESP)

Girls U-18
Gold – Rachel Presti (GER)
Silver – Keala Tomoda Bannert (HAW)
Bronze – Minami Nonaka (JPN)
Copper – Summer Macedo (HAW)

Team Ranking
Gold – Japan
Silver – USA
Bronze – Australia
Copper – Hawaii
5 – France
6 – Spain
7 – Brazil
8 – South Africa
9 – Germany
10 – Portugal

Get the low down on the boys results here.

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