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Nosareña Jimena Ruiz to bring home bronze medal from ISA World Para Surfing Championship

13 yr old local Jimena Ruiz, accompanied by the rest of the Costa Rican team selection, competed in the international tournament despite worldwide cancellations of many other public events this week.

This is great news for her, as she will return to Nosara with a bronze medal around her neck to open and proud arms from so many. The story of this young surfer is just beginning to reveal its chapters, and my guess is that this community has a lot to look forward to through her achievements.

Sources at Nosara Surfing News shared, that as of now surfing is not recognized by the International Paralympic Committee and will not be scheduled for the upcoming 2020 Summer Paralympics, set to take place in Japan on August 25. Hopes are that in the future and with the influence of the ISA, this will change.

Photos via Surfing Nation Magazine

Surfing Nation Magazine stated on their facebook page, that Costa Rica closed the competition ranking 9th in the world in adaptive surfing. Among 6 surfers, Costa Rica won three medals, one silver and two bronze, this being their best participation so far…”

We wish Jimena, her team, and all family involved a safe return to Nosara. Hopefully, we can sit down with this local super star after the dust settles to hear from her directly about her experiences and what it was like to represent an entire country.


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