The Japanese Yuto Horigome became the first Olympic champion in the history of skateboarding, an additional sport to the 2020 Olympics, in the men’s street category, on Sunday at the Urban Sports Park Ariake in Tokyo, ahead of the Brazilian Kelvin Hoefler and the American Jagger Eaton Vincent Milou, first Frenchman, took 4th place.
History will remember that Yuto Horigome won the first medal in skate history at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. At home, the Japanese showed all his technique to win the most beautiful medal in the street event.
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Snowy at the foot of the podium
With two French representatives in the final, the French delegation had reason to believe. But the falls multiplied and Vincent Milou finished at the foot of the podium, 4th. His compatriot Aurélien Giraud took 6th first place, after dominating the qualifications.
With 37.18 points, Yuto Horigome dominated the final of his class, ahead of the Brazilian Kelvin Hoefler (36.15 points) and the American Jagger Eaton (35.35 points). Before the competition, Vincent Milou had indicated that if he did not say no to a medal, the spirit of skateboarding was elsewhere, with such an artistic approach.
World champion last June in Rome, Yuto Horigome is a little more in the history of his discipline, at only 22 years old. As a reminder, skateboarding made its entry into the Olympic program in Tokyo to rejuvenate the audience, while this sport can also be considered a way of life.