Jemma contributes to Australian win
Umina lifesaver Jemma Smith was one of three NSW athletes who helped the Australian Lifesaving Team to its 11th consecutive Bussan Cup win in Japan.
Smith, Newport's Max Brooks and Redhead's Daniel Collins were in form as the Aussies (987 points) and did enough to power home ahead of New Zealand and Japan at the eight-team invitational event at Momochi Beach held from June 23-24.
Great Britain, South Africa, Hong Kong, and the United States were all represented with the travelling contingent keen to assess their performances ahead of the World Championships to be staged in South Australia later this year.
It was a strong start to the competition for Smith who claimed gold in the ski on the opening day of the event.
She would add a further gold as part of the Ocean Woman Relay and took silver in the Ocean Woman Race behind fellow Australian Lana Rogers.
After an overnight rest the NSW contingent fronted up for a second day of racing where they continued to enjoy enormous success.
Smith picked up where she left off in the ski holding off Rogers for another Australia one-two finish.
She then would place in two other individual events Board Race (second), Ocean Woman (third), before teaming up with Rogers to claim bronze in the Board Rescue and ending her campaign with gold in the Ocean Woman Relay alongside teammates Rogers, Bree Masters, and Prue Davies.
Media release, 25 Jun 2018
Liam Howitt, SLS NSW Media Unit
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