Health : The surf qualifier will be held from May to June 2021 in El Salvador

With the twelve places in dispute for Tokyo 2020, the group of 20 women and 20 men who will be in the debut of this sport in the Olympics will have been completed. . / Orlando Barría / Archive

San Salvador, Nov 10 . .- The surfing pre-Olympic, which should have been completed in May of this year, but was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, was rescheduled to be held between May 29 and June 6, 2021 in the Salvadoran beaches of La Bocana and El Sunzal, in La Libertad (downtown).
The National Institute of Sports of El Salvador (INDES), which takes information from the International Surfing Federation (ISA), reported on Tuesday that the tournament “will distribute the last tickets for the Tokyo Olympic Games (7 for the ladies and 5 for men), so massive attendance is expected in search of Olympic qualification. ”
The pre-Olympic tournament, now called ISA World Surfing Games 2021, was scheduled to take place between May 9 and 17 of that year, but was postponed until further notice due to the impact and restrictions by the covid-19.
This tournament will be the last chance for surfers aspiring to compete for the first time in an Olympic Games.
With the twelve places in dispute for Tokyo 2020, the group of 20 women and 20 men who will be in the debut of this sport in the Olympics will have been completed.
The list of participants was shaping up with the 2019 World Surf League Championship (WSL CT), the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games and the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.
El Sunzal beach, located in the central department of La Libertad, was used last year for the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship events, and a stage of the ALAS Latin Tour.