Vans EMEA surfer Pauline Ado just won women's gold at the World Surfing Games in Biarritz, France ahead of Johanne Defay.
The 26-year-old Ado, who hails from nearby Hendaye on the southeastern French Basque coast, scored 12.17 points for her best two waves on the world-renowned surf of Biarritz's Grande Plage and was held aloft by her friends as she left the water.
Defay, 23, a native of the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion, scored 10.43 points. Costa Rica's Leilani McGonagle took bronze (8.4) with South Africa's Bianca Buitendavans fourth (7.47).
The week-long World Surfing Games conclude on Sunday and are the first since surfing was included as an Olympic sport in Tokyo 2020.
However, most of the superstars of the discipline are not competing in Biarritz as they are in action on the professional circuit.
See some of Paulines highlights, here.
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