Stephanie Gilmore is a seven-time world surfing champion who will make history as one of Australia’s first Olympic surfers at Tokyo 2020 where the sport will make its debut on the world’s biggest sporting stage.
Hailing from the Tweed Shire in New South Wales, Steph entered her first senior world tour event in 2005 at the age of seventeen. During this breakout year, she won the Roxy Pro Gold Coast as a wild card entrant.
Stephanie won her first world title in 2007 and made history becoming the first surfer to do so in their rookie season. She went on to win four consecutive world titles; a feat no other female or male surfer has achieved in the history of surfing.
The surfer has been crowned world champion an incredible seven times and amassed over thirty WSL World Tour wins. She has been awarded the Laureus World Sports Award, considered the most prestigious award in action sports, as well as the ESPN ESPY for Best Female Action Sports Athlete twice.
Following her performances throughout 2019 on the World Surf League (WSL) World Championship Tour (WCT), Steph secured the ranking requirements to provisionally qualify for the Tokyo Games and was officially announced on the Australian Olympic Team in June 2021 along with fellow NSW athlete Sally Fitzgibbons.