Olympics Tokyo 2020: Jordy Smith Makes Team South Africa for Very First Surfing Event.
Updated: Apr 3
South African Surfer and No:3 on the World Surfing League has qualified for the forthcoming Olympic games in Tokyo during 2020.
The announcement became official at the conclusion of the Billabong Pipe Masters on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii this week.
The 31 year old Surfer from Durban tweeted just after the announcement:
"WOW - Dreams do come true. #olympics2020 It's been something I have thought about since I started surfing. Such an honour to be the first male to qualify, and on to of it all to represent #southafrica I am so proud,"
Jordy will be competing against top surfers from Australia, USA, France, Japan and Brazil on Japan's Pacific coast.