Two bronze surfing medals for Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s surfing team ended up in fifth position at the end of the World Surfing Games Sunday.   Noe Mar McGonagle of Costa Rica, the defending men’s champion, had to settle for a bronze medal.

Costa Rica also managed to capture a bronze medal in the tag team event.

Team Perú took the team championship, the second time in three years, according to the World Surfing Association.

Team Portugal was second and received the silver medal, and the United States team finished third and received the bronze. A fourth place copper medal went to Team France.

Tia Blanco of the United States won the open women’s gold and Leandro Usuna of Argentina took the gold in the men’s category.

Tia Blanco of the United States waves Old glory to celebrate the second gold in a row in the open women’s category.

Tia Blanco of the United States waves Old glory to celebrate the second gold in a row in the open women’s category.

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