Tuach takes silver at Pan Am Games

Barbados’ lone representative at the XIII Pan American Games in Peru has done her country proud and made history by capturing the country’s first silver medal at these games.

Chelsea Tuach actually out surfed her Argentine opponent by scoring a total of 14 points to the Argentine’s 13.83, but a controversial interference call at the start of the heat saw one of her scores cut in half which cost her the gold.

“At the start of the heat, I had priority for the wave and took off. Meanwhile, the Argentine surfer paddled around me and dropped in on the inside. In surfing this is called ‘snaking’ and is not legal. But the judges called the interference on me. It is a disappointing end to an amazing week for me. Nevertheless, I am still happy to be bringing the silver back to Barbados.

“I hope that my performance will inspire other Caribbean athletes to believe in themselves and fight for their dreams. We may not have the resources of the bigger countries, but we have the ability to stand shoulder to shoulder with the best,” an emotional Tuach said after at the end to her incredible run at the XIII Pan American Games. (PR)



20 Responses to Tuach takes silver at Pan Am Games

  1. Nyron Johnson
    Nyron Johnson December 10, 2017 at 1:15 am


  2. Veronica Wiggins
    Veronica Wiggins December 10, 2017 at 3:49 am

    Wonderful… congrats

  3. Peter Foster
    Peter Foster December 10, 2017 at 4:06 am

    She was robbed.

  4. Tony Webster December 10, 2017 at 5:14 am

    No stopping this young lady! Hope our ministers of tourism and of sport, aren’t “too busy” to take full advantage of the marketing posibilities. A gifted young Baje, now near global top rankings. Wow!

  5. Kim Sealy
    Kim Sealy December 10, 2017 at 6:05 am


  6. Sue Donym December 10, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Well done! From all accounts Chelsea is a good competitor and representative for Barbados. Any chance of an appeal and review?

  7. seagul December 10, 2017 at 6:26 am

    And it’s just like the ocean under the moon
    The same as the emotion that I get from you.
    Save our environment,
    Just surf…

  8. Deborah Clarke
    Deborah Clarke December 10, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Congrats hun

  9. Kim K Smith
    Kim K Smith December 10, 2017 at 7:13 am


  10. Anne Clarke
    Anne Clarke December 10, 2017 at 7:15 am


  11. JM December 10, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Congrats Ms.Tuach…..well done.

  12. Gee Zette
    Gee Zette December 10, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Congratulations ..but if the other surfer was clearly in the wrong cant the Barbadian officials lodge an appeal?

  13. Alwin Ellis
    Alwin Ellis December 10, 2017 at 8:26 am


  14. Ric December 10, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Absolutely fantastic.

  15. Maria Kirton
    Maria Kirton December 10, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Congrats representing 246

  16. Biscuits December 10, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Congrats …
    Unfortunately this happens in sports at all levels…but chins up!! You have done your country, and indeed the Caribbean, proud!

  17. Natalie Maloney
    Natalie Maloney December 10, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Well done!

  18. Amelia Gittens
    Amelia Gittens December 11, 2017 at 11:55 am

    I knew she would have done well Congratulations

  19. Helicopter(8P) December 11, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Congrats once again to you! We’ all proud of you and you are now where a small incrument of calculation can make you the top” Queen of Surf” Congratulations to a performance well done!

  20. Barbara downunder December 11, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Congratulations – your family are so very proud of you!


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