TOKYO : Is the Olympics a kid’s sport? I wonder if it’s not like that when it comes to street skateboarding. The gold and silver were won by children as young as 13 years old. Nishia Momiji, a 13 – year – old girl from Japan, made history by winning gold on street skateboarding.
Nishia Momiji, 13 and 330 days old, is the second youngest athlete to win Olympic gold. Marjorie Gestring, who won gold on the women’s three-meter springboard at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, is the youngest athlete to win gold in Olympic history. Marjorie was 13 years and 268 days old when she won the gold.
Reisa Leal, the Brazilian who finished second in the women’s event, is also 13 years old. The bronze went to 16 – year – old Nakayama Funa of Japan. In addition to the women’s street skateboarding gold, Japan also won the men’s title.
Skateboarding was first included in the Olympics, taking into account the popular sports in Japan. The children finished the competition with amazing May flexibility.