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Teenage Olympians take street skateboarding medals in Tokyo

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Japan’s Momiji Nishiya, 13, won the gold medal. Brazil’s Rayssa Leal, 13, won the silver medal. Japan’s Funa Nakayama, 16, won the bronze medal. Between the men’s and women's street skateboarding events, Japan took h...

Teenage kicks at the Olympics’ first women’s skateboarding final as 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya takes gold

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Ariake Urban Sports Park, Tokyo When the three athletes on an Olympic podium have a combined age of 42, you know -- in the words of English rock band The Who -- that the kids are alright. That was the case as wome...

Tokyo Olympics 2021: Japan’s Yuto Horigome captures first-ever skateboarding gold

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Japan’s Yuto Horigome picked up the medal in men’s street. He had initially faltered in his first two runs on the course at Ariake Urban Sports Park but was able to pull off high-scoring tricks in his third attempt a...

Tony Hawk drops in on Olympic skateboarding course: ‘I’m here for it’

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The 53-year-old, fresh off dropping in on the X Games last weekend, made the trip to Tokyo and rode around the Ariake Urban Sports Park.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Hawk posted some clips of his run i...

US Olympic skateboarding team unveiled, rolling toward Tokyo

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It was an appropriate introduction for a bunch of world-class skaters who will represent the best aspects of this American-born sport in Tokyo: No leaders, no followers — and plenty of love and support for the whole ...

Skateboarding icon and streetwear founder Keith Hufnagel dies at 46

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The world of skateboarding has lost an icon and entrepreneur with the death of Keith Hufnagel at the age of 46. Hufnagel, the founder of the streetwear company Huf Worldwide, had been battling brain cancer for more ...