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Great news for surfers and sports fans alike! Brisa Hennessy has made history by becoming the first Costa Rican surfer to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The International Surfing Association announced on April 18 that Hennessy had won one of the eight eligible spots on the World Championship Tour.

 

Excitement for the Upcoming Olympics

Hennessy expressed her excitement on social media, saying, “We are in Paris! It is an honor for me to be the first Costa Rican in the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic Games. I am sure that once again a large group of athletes from my country will be there. I promise to fight with everything for that dream which is an Olympic medal, take it to Costa Rica, and that we surfers continue making history. Let’s go Ticos!”

 

What This Means for Surfing

This is a huge moment for the sport of surfing, as it will be making its second appearance in the Olympics in 2024. Surfing was first introduced in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the games were postponed to 2021. The inclusion of surfing in the Olympics has brought more attention to the sport and has given surfers like Hennessy the opportunity to showcase their skills on a global stage.

 

What This Means for Costa Rica

Hennessy’s qualification for the Olympics is also a big deal for Costa Rica. The country has a strong surfing culture and has produced many talented surfers over the years. Hennessy’s success will inspire other young surfers in Costa Rica to pursue their dreams and work hard to achieve their goals.

 

We congratulate Brisa Hennessy on her historic achievement and wish her the best of luck in the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic Games. We can’t wait to see her represent Costa Rica and the sport of surfing on the world stage!

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