Australia's Owen Wright has won the first-ever Olympic medal given out in surfing, winning the bronze medal match — an incredibly impressive feat considering that he had returned to the sport after suffering a traumatic brain injury in 2015.
Wright's injury came after wiping out at a competition in Hawaii about seven years ago. He missed the 2016 season while recovering, but made a full recovery the next year.
Wright said he "teared up" upon his win, according to the Olympic Channel Podcast.
Japan's Kanoa Igarashi and Brazil's Italo Ferreira will face off for the gold later today.