CASUARINA, NSW(August 12, 2023): Based on 2023 World Surf League rankings and competition results at Tahiti where Tyler moved into the Quarterfinals, Tyler Wright has secured the WSL ranking requirement for qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Australian surfers can qualify for the Games by finishing as one of the top 2 Australian surfers in the top 8 (women’s) or top 10 (men’s) in the 2023 WSL rankings, and by attending all required qualification events under the ISA Paris 2024 qualification system. There is a further chance to qualify additional athletes at the 2024 ISA World Surfing Games.
In July 2024, Surfing Australia will nominate those athletes who have satisfied the Surfing Australia Paris 2024 nomination criteria to the Australian Olympic Committee for selection to the Irukandjis Team.
Tyler Wright has been a standout performer all year with five finals appearances, including a win at Bells Beach, which now guarantees she finishes in the top 8 on the 2023 WSL Rankings, therefore earning a provisional place to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
“A lot of work has gone into that,” Wright told the WSL.
Kate Wilcomes, Surfing Australia National High Performance Director said:
“This is an exciting moment for Tyler and for Surfing in Australia. Also a huge credit to her and her support team. She has shown the world she has the talent and experience to win on the world stage in big moments and will be a big threat to other countries at the Olvmpics. We are looking forward to being on the journey with her as we head towards the Olympics in 2024 in Tahiti! Congratulations Tyler!”
Surfing made its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, where Owen Wright won the bronze medal for Australia.
A big thank you to the Australian Institute of Sport and Australian Olympic Committee for their support throughout this Olympic campaign.