A 13-year-old girl from the country hosting the Tokyo Olympics has created history by winning a gold medal. For the first time, skateboarding was included in the Olympic Games, and the Momiji Nishiya has won it in the women’s competition.
The Olympic Games are underway in Tokyo, Japan’s capital. Momiji Nishiya, who is just 13 years and 330 days, won her first gold medal at The Erik Park on Monday in the inaugural Women’s Street Skateboarding Game of Tokyo Olympics 2020. In the same mega event, a 13-year-old player from the host country, Japan, has created history by winning a gold medal.
Momiji Nisihiya’soutstanding win:
Momiji Nishiya also won a silver medal at the 2021 World Championships in Rome and has now won the biggest prize in the sport after her unique blend of trickery, skill and consistency and has entered the pages of history in golden letters.
Gold medallist Momiji registered her name in the history books with 15.26 points. Her last three runs (4.15, 4.66, and 3.43) were enough to secure the top spot on the podium.
Rayssa Leal, Brazil’s youngest medallist and an Olympian, won the silver medal with a score of 14.64, and Nakayama won the bronze medal with 14.49. But the day belonged to Momiji Nishiya, who was named the first female skateboarder to win a gold medal at the Olympics.
Not only that, Momiji and Rayssa are the two youngest two contestants in this Olympic Games who have won gold and silver. As a result, she won the gold medal by defeating Brazil’s Rayssa Leal, who is 16 years and 203 days and Japan’s Funa Nakayama, who is 16 years old.
Skateboarding debuted this year:
For the first time in the history of the Olympics, a street skateboarding sport will be held. In Tokyo, skateboarding is one of four new sports that are debuting this year. Surfing, sport climbing, and karate are the other sports on the list. There are two 45-second runs and five shots at a one-off trick available for skaters in skateboarding. Out of the seven possible scores, the four highest points are added to the final total.
In Tokyo, Japan won both gold medals in the Skateboarding events:
Apart from Momiji, YutoHorigome, a Japanese athlete, made history in the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. At the Tokyo Olympics, he won the first-ever gold medal in men’s event in skateboarding.