Japan’s 13-year-old Momji Nishiya won the Olympic title in the women’s street skateboarding competition on Monday, shedding tears of joy after nailing her last move and becoming the country’s youngest ever gold medalist. ۔
The drug race topped the rival youth field, winning all three medals in the youth. Brazilian silver medalist Rice Lille is 13 years old, while bronze medalist Fana Nakayama from Japan is 16 years old.
On Sunday, Yuto Harigom won a gold medal in the men’s street event, bringing his victory to a skateboarding double for Japan, which claimed the first gold medal in the sport in Olympic history.
Describing the moment, the addict described, “When I won the gold medal, detailing it,” I burst into tears.
Although the addict said she was initially under pressure after stumbling in her first two moves and losing important landings, she landed in her last three, earning 4.66 in fourth place and Brazil’s Beyond the weird level.
Surprisingly, 19-year-old Ori Nishimura, a teammate of the Japanese team, struggled after repeatedly stumbling in the final and finishing last.
The day before the heat, Nashimura’s father, Tessuso, told Reuters news agency that his daughter had hurt herself the day before during practice and was in a wheelchair on Sunday night. According to World Skate, Nashimura is currently ranked number one.
Tears and empty stands
On Monday, the athletes competed again in front of an empty stand without the approval of the fans as they took on difficult moves, as the spectators were kept away in Tokyo due to 19 countermeasures in Kuwait.
Nevertheless, in the final, the Brazilian level competed with the most cheerful supporters so far, with comparative veterans Pamela Rosa and Leticia Buffoni in their corner. He broke down in tears after a failed move to reassure Level, who seems to be erasing the confidence shown in the thought moment by moment.
Level expressed happiness until the end of the event, and told reporters that she wanted to celebrate with friends when she returned to Brazil.
Asked by a reporter how she would respond to those who said girls could not skate, Lyal said there should be no gender barriers in sports.
“It’s not right to think, you have to get a good education, you can’t go skating because skating is for boys,” he said, adding that he had never heard such messages. “I think skateboarding is for everyone.”
Nakiyama, a bronze medalist who traveled overnight from Tomama in central Japan to Tokyo to practice bus skating, said she hoped the achievements of Japanese skaters would encourage more young women to take up the sport. ۔
“I want more competitors, which will make skating more fun,” he said.