Some people thought that John John Florence would miss the Olympics because of the knee injury he sustained in May.
J.J. Florence Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
The two-time world champion surfer, though, proved in June that he could bounce back on the board and keep racing toward Tokyo, where surfing will make its Olympic debut later this year.
Summary of My Life History
He made history when, in 2016 and 2017, he became only the fifth surfer in the sport’s history to win his first two titles in consecutive years, having been born in Hawaii in 1992. Alex, his mother, long-boarded professionally.
To What do We Owe the Origins of the Name “John John”?
He takes his name from the famous “John John” Kennedy, the son of John F. Kennedy. It has been reported by The Australian that there is significance to her decision to pay tribute to John F. Kennedy Jr.
To Qualify for the Olympics, he Bested Surfing icon Kelly Slater.
Since before I was born, [Slater] has been racking up world championships, and he’s still going strong, posting perfect scores (10s) at the Pipeline Masters. What happened felt like a dream to me. to be fighting against the man widely regarded as the sport’s all-time great.
It’s worth mentioning that if either Florence or Andino had to withdraw from the game due to injury, Slater would replace them.
He has Spent Much of the Last Few Years Dealing With Injuries.
In 2019, he had surgery after tearing his ACL. Eventually, five months later, he was selected to fill the last available position on Team USA. Following the completion of the treatment…
There are Other World Champions Competing Alongside Him.
Gabriel Medina and Italo Ferreira, both Brazilian champions, will be there. Others who haven’t won titles but still have a shot at the podium include Japan’s Igarashi Kanoa and South Africa’s Jordy Smith.
In this respect, Florence is not a clear favourite, but he is undoubtedly the United States’ greatest medal hope.