Teenage Olympians take street skateboarding medals in Tokyo

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 womens street skateboarding events, Japan took home three of the nine medals. Brazil had two.

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“Simply delighted,” Nishiya said after winning gold.

Momiji Nishiya of Japan reacts after winning the women's street skateboarding finals at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Momiji Nishiya of Japan reacts after winning the women’s street skateboarding finals at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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