South Africa won her second medal at the Tokyo Olympics after surfer Bianca Buitendag bagged silver at the Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach on Tuesday morning.
The 27-year-old Buitendag from Victoria Bay in the Western Cape’s Garden Route was beaten by American Carissa Moore in the final.
Moore, 28, from Hawaii made history by becoming the first woman to win a surfing gold medal in Olympics history. Moore is also a four-time surfing champion.
Meanwhile, SA’s first medal at the Tokyo Olympics came when Tatjana Schoenmaker won silver in the 100 metre breaststroke early on Tuesday morning