Tokyo Olympics in pictures: 13-year-old Nishiya rules street skateboarding with fellow teens

At the age of just 13, Japan's Momiji Nishiya made history on Monday by winning the first-ever Olympic gold medal in women's street skateboarding at the Games in Tokyo.

Japan's Momiji Nishiya became the inaugural gold medal winner in the skateboarding event at the Olympics on Monday. Photo: AFP
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Though she initially stumbled and missed the landings on her first two tricks, Nishiya nailed her last three to win gold.
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The 13-year-old Nishiya won gold after recording a score of 15.26.
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The silver medal in the skateboarding event went to 13-year-old Rayssa Leal of Brazil, who recorded a score of 14.64.
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Leal put forth a best attempt of 4.21 in the third trick of her event on Monday.
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Nishiya was joined on the podium by Japan's 16-year-old Funa Nakayama, who clinched bronze.
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Nakayama recorded a score of 14.49 to clinch the bronze and ensure two Japanese athletes stood on the podium.
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All three medallists stand on the podium after the event on Monday.
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