La Jolla, California, February 25, 2010
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is pleased to announce that the anti-doping test results from the finalists of the 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship held in Piha, New Zealand from 21 – 28 January, came back negative.
The following athletes were tested: Matt Banting (AUS), Jake Halstead (USA), Koa Smith (HAW), Hiroti Arai (JPN), Gabriel Medina (BRA), Jordi Watson (AUS), Tamaroa McComb (TAH), Beyrick De Vries (RSA), Tyler Wright (AUS), Alessa Quizon (HAW), Sarah Baum (RSA) and Lakey Peterson (USA).
This year’s event saw over 200 athletes from 21 different countries from around the world. After 8 days of intense competition, Australia won its fifth consecutive gold medal in the overall team standings. Matt Banting (AUS) won in the Boys Under 16 division, Gabriel Medina (BRA) won in the Boys Under 18 division and Tyler Wright (AUS) won in the Girls Under 18 division.
The ISA is committed to a doping free sport by performing anti-doping testing at all ISA events and complying with the ISA Anti-Doping Code, which is based on the World Anti Doping Agency’s (WADA) code.
For more information regarding anti-doping, visit: www.isasurf.org
About the International Surfing Association (ISA)
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. It was originally founded as the International Surfing Federation in 1964 and has been running world championships since 1964 and the Junior World Championships since 1980.
ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of over 50 countries on six continents. Its headquarters are located in San Diego, California. It is presided by Fernando Aguerre, first elected in 1994 in Rio, and re-elected six times since. The ISA’s four Vice Presidents are Alan Atkins (Australia), Robin de Kock (South Africa), Mike Gerard (USA) and Karín Sierralta (Peru).