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Team Australia Claims the Gold at the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship

After an action-packed week of competition on the Fijian island of Tavarua, Team Australia triumphed with the Team Gold Medal and Waikiki-Peru World Team Champion Trophy at the fifth edition of the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship. The win marks Australia’s fourth overall title in the ISA Worlds five-year history.

The Australians put on an excellent, well-rounded team performance. They won a total of ten medals including the Gold Medal in Women’s SUP Surfing (Shakira Westdorp), Men’s SUP Distance Race (Michael Booth), Women’s Prone Technical and Distance Race (Harriet Brown), Men’s Prone Technical Race (Matt Poole) and the Team Relay Bronze Medal.

Team France, New Zealand and Hawaii followed far behind Australia by more than 1000 points with the Silver, Bronze and Copper Medals, respectively.

Overall Team Rankings:

1 – Australia, Gold Medal (11959)
2 – France, Silver Medal (10573)
3 – New Zealand, Bronze Medal (10049)
4 – Hawaii, Copper Medal (10029)
5 – USA (9883)
6 – Spain (7763)
7 – South Africa (7711)
8 – Japan (6858)
9 – Peru (6670)
10 – Argentina (6214)
11 – Canada (6044)
12 – Great Britain (4609)
13 – Sweden (4326)
14 – Puerto Rico (3795)
15 – Brazil (3628)
16 – Denmark (3148)
17 – Fiji (2902)
18 – Tahiti (2713)
19 – Ireland (1905)
20 – India (1473)
21 – Switzerland (1445)
22 – Mexico (1366)
23 – Slovenia
24 – Costa Rica 730
25 – Colombia (640)
26 – Cook Islands (413)