“It Was Like Cutting The Head Off The Snake In The First 10 Seconds”

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“It Was Like Cutting The Head Off The Snake In The First 10 Seconds”

Highlights from John Florence and Kolohe Andino’s Olympic standoff.

elsewhere // Jul 26, 2021
Words by stab
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While the broadcast of surfing’s Olympic debut has been about as entertaining as an extended stay at the DMV, the highlights are just alright.

This recap features the round 3 battle between US surfers John Florence and Kolohe Andino. Kolohe wasted no time throwing down a lofty slob reverse, which he rewarded with a ‘cut throat’ claim.

“It was like cutting the head off the snake in the first 10 seconds,” Kolohe told the Independent, “I was just overwhelmed with emotions, and that’s what I ended up doing.’’

Kolohe will face Kanoa Igarashi in the quarterfinals today, leaving the beheaded (and potentially limping) snake in the rearview.

Watch the heat recap here.

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