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2022 ISA World SUP & Paddleboard Championships – Results

Catch all the highlights, results and action from the 2022 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championships held in San Juan, Puerto Rico from the 28th October - 6th November.

The ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship in Puerto Rico has concluded this year with France taking the Team Gold medal in what was a spectacular display of SUP racing, surfing and prone paddleboarding from all participants. The ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship brings together nations from around the world to compete for for world titles in an Olympic type atmosphere.

Let’s recap each division, results and video highlights below.

SUP Sprint Race -

The excitement was high for the opening day of competition. The StandUp Paddle Sprint Race discipline was completed and current APP World Tour rankings leaders April Zilg (USA) and Connor Baxter (USA) were able to secure SUP Sprint Race gold medals for Team USA in their respective women’s and men’s divisions. Both athletes cruised to victory with significant leads.

1. Connor Baxter
2. Noic Garioud
3. David Leão
4. Christian Anderson

1. April Zilg
2. Caroline Küntzel
3. Mariecarmen Rivera
4. Cecilia Pampinella



SUP Technical Race -

An increase in swell made for fast, exciting races as World Champions were crowned in the SUP Technical Race on day three of the 2022 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship. Strategy and positioning were key in the winning performances of both men’s and women’s divisions today, with wave-riding skills providing huge leads to Shuri Araki(JPN) and Candice Appleby (USA), who each claimed gold medals for their teams.

1. Shuri Araki
2. Noic Garioud
3. Titouan Puyo
4. Michael Booth

1. Candice Appleby
2. Esperanza Barreras
3. Melanie Lafenetre
4. April Zilg



SUP Surfing -

Brazil’s Luiz Diniz claimed an unprecedented third gold medal in Men’s SUP Surfing, while Argentina’s Lucia Cosoleto claimed her first in the Women’s division on an exciting day at the 2022 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championships in Puerto Rico.

1. Luiz Diniz
2. Benoit Carpentier
3. Zane Schweitzer
4. Taka Inoue

1. Maria Lucia Cosoleto
2. Cede Inoue
3. Aline Adisaka
4. Izzy Gomez



SUP Distance Race -

Defending champion Esperanza Barreras and Spanish teammate Duna Gordillo took an early lead in the women’s SUP Distance Race, but it was Dune Cordillo who took the Gold medal at the finish line. A pack of three that included two-time gold medalist Michael Booth (AUS), 2014 gold medalist Titouan Puyo (FRA) and this year’s SUP Technical Race gold medalist, Shuri Araki (JPN), led the men in the SUP Distance Race from the start. Araki broke away and took Gold, whilst Puyo claimed silver.

1. Shuri Araki
2. Titouan Puyo
3. Michael Booth
4. Noic Garioud

1. Duna Gordillo
2. Esperanza Barreras
3. Melanie Lafenetre
4. Lina Augaitis



Junior SUP Technial Race -

An exceptionally strong performance from Cecilia Pampinella (ITA) in the final race of the day saw her become the Girls Junior SUP Technical Race gold medalist. The 16-year-old, who also won the copper medal in the Women’s SUP Sprint Race this week, finished well over two minutes ahead of Sonia Caimari(ESP) in silver. The Boy’s SUP Technical Race started out tightly contested, but it did not finish that way. Vaic Garioud (FRA) made a break during the first of three laps and kept an error-free pace through rough conditions that knocked other racers out of competition entirely.

Boy’s SUP Technical Race
1. Vaic Garioud (FRA)
2. Nariakira Shimazu (JPN)
3. Campbell Carter (USA)
4. Lucas Simoncelli (ESP)

Girl’s SUP Techinical Race
1. Cecilia Pampinella (ITA)
2. Sonia Caimari (ESP)
3. Soryn Preston (USA)
4. Yu Tachibana (JPN)


Team Relay -

France have proved to be unstoppable at the 2022 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship, winning their first Team Relay Race gold medal and collecting their second Team gold medal in the process. They are the first nation other than Australia to do so. Incredible teamwork from Team Japan earned them their best Relay Race finish, a silver medal, and also their first ever Team medal, the copper.

Team Relay Race
Gold – France
Silver – Japan
Bronze – Spain
Copper – Italy

Team Rankings
Gold – France (14810)
Silver – Spain (13709)
Bronze – USA (13621)
Copper – Japan (11843)


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