The Australian surfer Sally Jayne Fitzgibbons (born December 19, 1990) competes on the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour (2009–2013).
After her victory at the Rio Pro in June 2019, she ascended to the top of the women’s surfing world rankings.
After failing to make the World Surf League’s top 10 at the 2022 season’s midpoint cut, Sally is currently competing in the league’s lower-tier challenger series.
‘My Heart’s Shattered’: Emotions Spill Over after Sally Fitzgibbons’ Shock Tokyo 2020 Defeat
Sally Fitzgibbons, an Australian surfer, fought back tears after losing in the quarterfinals of her event at the Tokyo Olympics.
The 30-year-old failed to capture Amuro Tsuzuki, the home-town hero of Japan, and thereby missed out on a medal.
Tsuzuki won by a score of 13.27 to 11.67 after Fitzgibbons struggled to get the 7.10 wave score she needed.
With a smile on her face, Fitzgibbons stated she had never experienced a defeat like that.
“It’s killing me. She revealed to Channel 7 that this was the most devastating defeat of her professional life.
I really, really wanted to do it for my team and for my country. Nothing of the sort transpired today.
I had the most amazing experience ever. Even though I gave it my all, today was not my lucky day. There’s been a terrible break in my heart.
Tsuzuki’s home break gave Fitzgibbons a sense of buoyancy.
The Australian hoped to “certainly get some scores on the board,” varying his rhythmic approach.
Sally Fitzgibbons Continues Hot Pre-Olympic Form with World Surfing Games gold
Sally Fitzgibbons won gold at the World Surfing Games, continuing her impressive run leading up to the Olympics.
In all appearances, Sally Fitzgibbons’ run to the Tokyo Olympics could not have been more timed, as the Australian surfer extended her hot streak and won gold at the final qualification event for the Games.
After winning her first World Surf League event of the year at Rottnest Island last month.
Fitzgibbons will be one of the ladies to beat at the ISA World Surfing Games in El Salvador, which are set to begin on June 25 after being postponed.
After being sent to the consolation bracket last week, Fitzgibbons triumphed at Lo Bocana and El Sunzal surf breakers by going undefeated in 11 heats and ultimately winning the gold.
Thus, she faced seven must-win situations when defeat would have resulted in elimination.
Sally Fitzgibbons sobbed after her painful loss in the women’s surfing quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics.
During the quarterfinals, Tsuzuki and Fitzgibbons, a medal candidate, traded two-section waves.
But the Japanese competitor’s cleaner exits proved the difference in score, leading to a 13.27 to 11.67 victory for the Japanese surfer.