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John John Florence

Qualified | Paris 2024

Olympian 2020

John John Florence splashes over a wave on a surfboard
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Oct 18, 1992


Haleiwa, HI


Kahuku High School

  • Named after John F. Kennedy Jr., who was dubbed "John John" by the media

  • The oldest of his three brothers, Ivan, Tal and Nathan

  • Started surfing when he was two years old

  • Introduced to surfing by his mother, Alexandra, who is a surfer herself
  • At the age of 13, he became the youngest person to compete in the Triple Crown of Surfing and six years later won his first title
  • Made an incredible comeback from an ACL injury in 2019 to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics and suffered another injury in May 2021 resulting in surgery on his other knee
  • Married to Australian model Lauryn Cribb
  • Hobbies include sailing his boat between islands, beekeeping and tending his local organic farm

  • Most recent: 2021 – 10th
  • Years of participation: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
  • Medals: 2 (2 gold)
    • Gold – 2017, 2016

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