Tokyo Olympics: Nishiya wins the women’s street skateboarding gold medal

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All three medalists are in their teens, with Momiji Nishiya and Raisa Leal both 13. Funa Nakayama is 16 years old.

Japanese teen Nishiya wins gold in women's street skateboarding
Japanese teen Nishiya wins gold in women’s street skateboarding


From left, silver medalist Raisa Leal of Brazil, gold medalist Momiji Nishiya of Japan, center and bronze medalist Funa Nakayama of Japan win their medals in the women’s street skateboarding finals at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021 Shown. Tokyo, Japan.

See the full final results below:

  1. Momiji Nishiya (Japan) – 15.26 points 
  2. Rayssa Leal (Brazil) – 14.64
  3. Funa Nakayama (Japan) – 14.49
  4. Alexis Sablone (USA) – 13.57
  5. Roos Zwetsloot (Netherlands) – 11.26
  6. Wenhui Zeng (China) – 9.66
  7. Margielyn Didal (Philippines) – 7.52
  8. Aori Nishimura (Japan) – 6.92


Japanese teenager Momiji Nishiya won a gold medal in the women’s street skateboarding competition on Monday, adding to the host nation’s gold medal in the event.
Brazil’s Raisa Leal won silver and Japan’s Funa Nakayama won bronze.
All three medalists are in their teens, Nishiya and Lil are both 13. Nakayama is 16.
Although she stumbled initially and missed her first two tricks, Nicia turned her down in the last three, raising her total above Brazilian prodigy Lil.

Nishiya‘s victory came after Japan’s Yuto Horigome won the men’s skateboarding gold on Sunday. It was the sport’s first gold medal at the Olympics.

Athletes on Monday competed again in front of empty stands without a roar of approval from fans as they descended into difficult moves as spectators were kept away in Tokyo due to COVID-19 measures.

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