Tia Blanco

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Tiarah Lue Blanco (born May 5, 1997) is a professional surfer from Puerto Rico who won the first place Gold medal at the International Surfing Association (ISA) Open Women's World Surfing Championship 2015[1] in Popoyo, Nicaragua and successfully defended the title by winning the 2016 edition[2][3] in Playa Jacó, Costa Rica. ISA is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which included the discipline Surfing to the list of Olympic sports for the Summer Games in Tokyo 2020 where Tia Blanco hopes to compete.[4]

Blanco is a vegan and promotes the lifestyle.[5][6][7]

Blanco has appeared in MTV's The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "COSTA RICA CROWNED 2015 SURFING TEAM WORLD CHAMPION. TIA BLANCO (USA), NOE MAR MCGONAGLE (CRI) EARN INDIVIDUAL GOLD MEDALS - International Surfing Association". www.isasurf.org. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  2. ^ "Team Peru Wins 2016 INS ISA World Surfing Games - International Surfing Association". www.isasurf.org. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  3. ^ "52 Years of Results Archives - International Surfing Association". www.isasurf.org. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  4. ^ "ISA THRILLED BY IOC DECISION TO ADD SURFING TO TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES - International Surfing Association". www.isasurf.org. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  5. ^ Steele, Lauren (March 2017). "Why Surfer Tia Blanco Is Vegan". Men's Journal. Archived from the original on 2017-03-15. Retrieved 2018-06-07. 
  6. ^ Dimond, Anna; Nichols, Andrew (February 2, 2017), 3 Ways to Go Vegan with Tia Blanco, World Surf League, retrieved 2018-06-08 
  7. ^ "Tia Blanco, vegan surfer". GreatVeganAthletes.com. March 30, 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 

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