Surfing-Time running out for surfer Munoz to fulfil Olympic dream

TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) – A hurricane brewing off the coast of Japan may save the Olympic browsing dream of Costa Rica Surfing – a piece of content by Surfing HI – ‘s Carlos Munoz, who’s racing to Tokyo as a past due alternative for Frederico Morais following the latter’s sure COVID-19 take a look at previous this week.

Slated to compete within the 5th and ultimate warmth of the contest on Sunday, Munoz didn’t make it in time to begin as he’s lately winging his method to Japan and hoping that the elements may assist him.

The third- and fourth-placed finishers in every four-man warmth get a 2d probability in spherical two afterward Sunday. If that spherical is cancelled because of unhealthy climate Munoz may just nonetheless make it, however the odds of the Costa Rican getting there in time are slender.

Despite the fact that the swell was once just right as browsing made its Olympic debut, there was once little signal of the type of inclement climate that may motive the remainder of the day’s pageant to be postponed, giving Munoz extra time to get to the Tsurigasaki Browsing Seaside.

“A call on spherical two can be taken in a while, and his (Munoz’s) scenario is probably not factored into it,” an Global Browsing Affiliation professional advised Reuters.

Reporting via Philip O’Connor; Modifying via Kenneth Maxwell

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