Japanese skateboarder Nishiya wins womens’ street gold at Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo : The 13-year-old Japanese skateboarder Momiji Nishiya won the women’s street final here on Monday, becoming the world’s first female Olympic skateboarding champion.

Scoring 15.26 points in the final, the 2021 world silver medalist became the youngest Japanese Olympic champion.

Japanese skateboarders have won both golds in street competition, as Yuto Horigome dominated the men’s category on Saturday.

Brazil’s world No. 2 Rayssa Leal, also 13, took the silver with 14.64 points and Funa Nakayama added a bronze for Japan 0.15 points behind Leal.

China’s 16-year-old Zeng Wenhui finished sixth.

Brazil world No. 1 Pamela Rosa crashed out in the qualification after failing three tricks and Japan’s reigning world champion Aori Nishimura tailed the eight-woman table in the final.

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