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The first ever Olympic skateboarding champion was a Japanese

25.07.2021 66 просмотров

The second was the Brazilian Kelvin Hofer, the third - Jagger Eaton from the USA.


Japanese Yuto Horigome became the first ever Olympic champion in skateboarding by winning the street discipline.

Horigome scored 37.18 points in the competition. The second was the Brazilian Kelvin Hofer (36.15), the third - Jagger Eaton from the USA (35.35). The medals were presented to the athletes by a member of the Commission of Athletes of the International Olympic Committee, two-time Olympic champion in pole vault Elena Isinbayeva.

Russian skateboarders failed to qualify for the Olympics.

Yuto Horigome 22 years old, he is the winner of four stages of the World League in the "street". The skateboarder brought the Japanese team a third gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, which allowed the Japanese team to take first place in the medal standings, with another silver medal in the asset. The second is the Chinese team (3 gold, 2 bronze medals), the third - athletes from the United States (1-2-4). The Russian team shares the fourth place with the Australian team, having one gold, one silver and one bronze medals.

Skateboarding will make its debut in the program of the Games at the Tokyo Olympics, the decision to include it was made by the International Olympic Committee on August 3, 2016 of the year. In total, four sets of medals will be played in two disciplines for men and women - "street" and "park".

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