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Owen and Sally star in Team Australia victory

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South Coast surfers Sally Fitzgibbons and Owen Wright have helped guide Team Australia to victory in the mixed event at the World Surfing Games in Japan.

The Aussies beat South Africa by just 0.8 of a point while the US finished third.

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Fitzgibbons held her nerve at the death to get Australia home after Wright posted two quick scores to give her as much time as possible in the water.

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Final Aloha Cup Standings:

1st: Team Australia 38.19 points 
2nd: Team South Africa 38.11 points
3rd: Team USA 35.38 points
4th: Team Japan 28.1 points

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Images: Sean Evans, Ben Reed and Blainey Woodham