Other Sport

Buitendag bags second in Bali

2012-10-12 17:13
Surfing (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - South Africa's Bianca Buitendag finished second in the women's competition at the World Junior Surfing Championships in Bali on Friday after she was convincingly beaten by Australia's Nikki van Dijk in the final.

The lanky 19-year-old from George had been a standout throughout the event which featured 18 of the world's best Under-20 women's surfers, posting the highest single ride score and the highest heat total on her way to the final.

In the final, held in flawless conditions, she was unable to find the best waves to execute the moves that saw her post big scores in the earlier rounds and could not match Van Dijk's performance.

"I'm really happy with second," Buitendag said.

"I came here with no expectations and to finish like this has been great."

Mikey February was the best of the South Africans in the men's event, reaching the third round before he was ousted by Japan's Arashi Kato.

Read more on:    surfing


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!


Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs

How excited are you about the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.