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On the age of simply 13, Japan’s Momiji Nishiya made historical past on Monday by successful the first-ever Olympic gold medal in ladies’s avenue skateboarding on the Video games in Tokyo.
Nishiya topped a youthful podium with Rayssa Leal of Brazil, additionally 13, taking the silver medal and Japan’s Funa Nakayama, 16, successful bronze. With a median age of 14 years and 191 days it’s the youngest particular person podium within the historical past of the Olympic Video games.
The youngest-ever Olympic champion is Marjorie Gestring, who received the springboard title on the 1936 Berlin Video games on the age of 13 years 267 days, simply 63 days youthful than Nishiya.
The host nation has loved a clear sweep of golds on the street occasion of skateboarding after Yuto Horigome received the lads’s competitors.
Nishiya stumbled and missed the touchdown on her first two methods however nailed her closing three to complete with a rating of 15.26, topping Leal’s tally of 14.64, and beamed with delight when her gold medal win was confirmed.
At 13 years and 203 days, Leal would have turn into the youngest particular person Olympic champion had she received.
Gestring’s file nonetheless may nonetheless be toppled at this Video games, nonetheless.
Sky Brown, at 13 years and 28 days, will turn into Britain’s youngest Olympian when she competes within the ladies’s park skateboarding on Wednesday, 4 August.
Japan’s Kokona Hiraki (12 years and 343 days) can also be competing in the identical occasion.
Skateboarding is considered one of 5 new sports activities added for this Video games, with the road course emulating the city setting as methods are carried out on benches and rails.