“Fear is always present, but for me it’s about embracing and acknowledging it, rather than wishing it away.“
Owen Wright
Owen Wright
Sport: Surfing

Surfing is an official Olympic Games sport for the first time at Tokyo 2020. Australia’s Owen Wright is considered one of the top 10 surfers in the world, continually posting 10-point rides.

In December 2015, he had a wipe out in his warm up at Pipeline in Hawaii where he suffered a traumatic brain injury and had to relearn how to walk and then surf again. After spending 2016 recovering, Owen was granted a wildcard entry to the 2017 World Surf League season.

In his comeback, he won the Champions Tour calendar's opening event, the Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks on Australia's Gold Coast. That year Owen finished 6th in world and he went on to win in giant waves at the Tahiti Pro in 2019, which was his 4th World Surf League title.

Since the accident, Owen has been focusing on his mental health more. He’s had to rebuild his mental strength in order to get back out into the ocean and surf the big waves.

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