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Postponing Games 'best decision for everyone', says surfing star Carissa Moore

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Postponing Games 'best decision for everyone', says surfing star Carissa Moore

Postponing Games 'best decision for everyone', says surfing star Carissa Moore

Carissa Moore gives her thoughts on the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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VARIOUS OF SURFER CARISSA MOORE IN ACTION HAWAII, UNITED STATES (MARCH 25, 2020) (RED BULL CONTENT POOL - NO NEW USES AFTER SIX (6) MONTHS, SO NO USE AFTER SEPTEMBER 25, 2020.

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) SURFER, CARISSA MOORE, SAYING: "I think postponing the Olympic Games until 2021 is the best decision for everyone at this point, there is a lot of craziness going on in the world right now and I think everyone's health is the top concern and I'm really excited that the Games is still happening, and I'm looking forward to training hard and doing my best in 2021." KINGS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - SEPTEMBER 18, 2019) (RED BULL CONTENT POOL - NO NEW USES AFTER SIX (6) MONTHS, SO NO USE AFTER APRIL 8, 2020.

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MOORE IN ACTION HAWAII, UNITED STATES (MARCH 25, 2020) (RED BULL CONTENT POOL - NO NEW USES AFTER SIX (6) MONTHS, SO NO USE AFTER SEPTEMBER 25, 2020.

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) SURFER, CARISSA MOORE, SAYING: "Luckily, despite this coronavirus and spending a lot of time at home, I'm still able to get in the ocean almost every day, and I'm doing at home workout as well as body, so training is still going really good." KINGS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - SEPTEMBER 18, 2019) (RED BULL CONTENT POOL - NO NEW USES AFTER SIX (6) MONTHS, SO NO USE AFTER APRIL 8, 2020.

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MOORE IN ACTION HAWAII, UNITED STATES (MARCH 25, 2020) (RED BULL CONTENT POOL - NO NEW USES AFTER SIX (6) MONTHS, SO NO USE AFTER SEPTEMBER 25, 2020.

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) SURFER, CARISSA MOORE, SAYING: "It's nice to finally have a definite decision on what is going to happen with the Olympics, so that I can kind of shift my training and planning and can just enjoy what I'm doing right now." KINGS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - SEPTEMBER 18, 2019) (RED BULL CONTENT POOL - NO NEW USES AFTER SIX (6) MONTHS, SO NO USE AFTER APRIL 8, 2020.

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MOORE IN ACTION HAWAII, UNITED STATES (MARCH 25, 2020) (RED BULL CONTENT POOL - NO NEW USES AFTER SIX (6) MONTHS, SO NO USE AFTER SEPTEMBER 25, 2020.

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) SURFER, CARISSA MOORE, SAYING: "Well, on lockdown, I'm doing my best to do at home workout and getting to do just as much as I can and spending time in the water, staying in touch with my family and friends via Facetime, and it definitely keeps me happy and positive and I'm taking some time to redefine my goals." KINGS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - SEPTEMBER 18, 2019) (RED BULL CONTENT POOL - NO NEW USES AFTER SIX (6) MONTHS, SO NO USE AFTER APRIL 8, 2020.

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MOORE IN ACTION HAWAII, UNITED STATES (MARCH 25, 2020) (RED BULL CONTENT POOL - NO NEW USES AFTER SIX (6) MONTHS, SO NO USE AFTER SEPTEMBER 25, 2020.

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) SURFER, CARISSA MOORE, SAYING: "If I was to give any advice to anybody at this time, it would just be to be positive, focus on being grateful and be kind to everybody.

I know this is a really stressful time, frustrating, and we can get angry and irritable, but try to put yourself in everyone else's shoes, be patient, and share the love." KINGS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - SEPTEMBER 18, 2019) (RED BULL CONTENT POOL - NO NEW USES AFTER SIX (6) MONTHS, SO NO USE AFTER APRIL 8, 2020.

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MOORE IN ACTION STORY: Four-time surfing world champion Carissa Moore said "postponing the Olympic Games until 2021 is the best decision for everyone, everyone's health is the top concern", as the world reels from the coronavirus crisis.

Speaking from her home in Hawaii on Wednesday (March 25), the day after the announcement to postpone the Olympics was made, the American added that she was lucky enough still to be able to train in the ocean and was "looking forward to doing my best in 2021" when the Games are expected to take place.

The 27-year-old American clinched her fourth world title in 2019 before announcing that she was going to take a year off from the ASP World Tour, apart from taking part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where surfing was going to make its debut.

She did modify her original plan by intending to compete in an ASP event in New Zealand earlier this month, but that event was cancelled because of the coronavirus threat.

(Production: Mike Brock / Stefan Haskins)





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