DANIELA ROSAS MAKES HISTORY BY QUALIFYING TO TOKYO 2020
At the age of 17, the Peruvian surfer won the main women’s surfing event.
She is only 17 and now she will have the opportunity to participate in the Olympic Games. Daniela Rosas won the gold medal in the women's open surfing event, the main women's competition.
Trained by the world champion surfer Sofía Mulanovich, Daniela won the gold in a dramatic final that was decided in the last wave.
Rosas won the sixth gold medal for Peru after beating a more experienced surfer, Ecuadorian Dominic Barona, who believed she had already won the gold medal at one point.
By winning the open surfing event, Daniela Rosas obtained the quota place for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and joined the Peruvian athletes who have already qualified, such as Cristhian Pacheco in marathon, Alessandro de Souza Ferreira and Nicolás Pacheco in shooting, Stefano Peschiera in sailing, Kimberly García and Mary Luz Andía in race walking.
With Daniela Rosas' gold medal, Peru's medal tally at Lima 2019 has reached 22.