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Surfing six look to Olympic pick


Nick Maitland

Surfing six look to Olympic pick
Che Allan thinks the waves in El Salvador are like those in Barbados. (GP)

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Barbadian surfer Che Allan gave a rousing vote of confidence for the island’s six-member team which will descend on El Salvador in less than two weeks’ time to compete in the final qualifying event for surfing at this year’s Olympic Games.

Allan will join fellow surfers Joshua Burke and Bruce Mackie as well as females Chelsea Tuach, Chelsea Roett and Gabriella Gittens in El Salvador for the ISA World Surfing Games from May 29 to June 6 and it will represent the last chance of qualification to the Games where surfing will make its debut.

The top five eligible men and top seven eligible women will qualify for the Olympics, but a maximum of two surfers per National Olympic Committee (NOC) in each of the men’s and women’s events will be granted passage to Tokyo.

As a result, a maximum of two Barbadian surfers can qualify, but Allan believes the team has enough ability to make a big splash in Central America.  (NM)

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