Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Bell Chimes in for Gold Teen Knocks off Big Names; Future Looks Bright for Young Gun

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Bell Chimes in for Gold Teen Knocks off Big Names; Future Looks Bright for Young Gun

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Byline: TRAVIS MEYN At Kurrawa

CHAMPIONSHIPSNAPSHOT

Open: Women's surf race a 1st Miranda Bell (Maroochydore). Men's taplin a Mooloolaba 2nd. Women's taplin a Maroochydore 3rd

U19: Surf Board Rescue: 1st Maroochydore Black. Single Ski: 1st H Lemarseny (Noosa Heads)

U17: Men's single ski: 1st B Bain (Mooloolaba), 2nd P Elford (Maroochydore)

U15: Board a 1st J Kleinschmidt (Alexandra Headland)

SURF LIFESAVING: Maroochydore teenager Miranda Bell announced herself as a future star by winning gold yesterday in the open women's surf race final at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships.

Coming up against some of the biggest names in surf lifesaving, Bell, 18, produced a near-perfect swim in the tricky conditions at Kurrawa.

She trailed IronWoman Series champion Courtney Hancock for most of the race before making her move towards the end.

aI just had a good run out on Courtney Hancock's feet. I got about 30cm on her and caught a wave,a Bell said. …

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