Canadian surfer Sanoa Dempfle-Olin secures Olympic spot, Erin Brooks eliminated early at worlds

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It was far from a lost week for Canada at the surfing world championships in Puerto Rico despite falling short of expectations to qualify multiple athletes for the Paris Olympics in July.

The team of three women and three men reached its goal of a top-10 finish, placing ninth after beginning the competition as the 16th seed. Canada was sixth last year, with Erin Brooks capturing a silver medal in El Salvador.

Sanoa Dempfle-Olin officially qualified for the Summer Games with a third-place finish Saturday in repechage 7 after provisionally securing a spot at the Pan Am Games last October in Santiago,

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