If, like us, you’ve been obsessively following every update on the Tokyo Olympics, then you’ve probably spotted the name "Carissa Moore" on a few headlines. But if you’re still unfamiliar with the name, allow us to introduce you to the famous athlete—better known as the top-ranked women’s surfer in the world.
The four-time world champion recently made history as the first woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal in her sport, and naturally, fans are thrilled. She told NPR, "I feel super blessed, super fortunate. It’s been an incredible experience. It’s been a crazy couple of days, a little bit of a rollercoaster of emotions just trying to figure out the break, find my rhythm."
Now that there’s so much buzz surrounding the young surfer, we thought we’d learn a bit more about her background. Keep reading for everything we know about Moore.