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Skateboarding: Japan’s Momiji Nishiya, 13, wins Olympic women’s street gold

Hometown favourite wins first women’s skateboarding goldBrazil’s Rayssa Leal, 13, wins silver; Nakayama wins bronzeAlexis Sablone of US takes fourth place as event makes debutOn the Olympic podium, three teenage girls 13, 13 and 16 with weighty gold, s…

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Skateboarding: Japan’s Momiji Nishiya, 13, wins Olympic women’s street gold

Hometown favourite wins first women’s skateboarding goldBrazil’s Rayssa Leal, 13, wins silver; Nakayama wins bronzeAlexis Sablone of US takes fourth place as event makes debutOn the Olympic podium, three teenage girls 13, 13 and 16 with weighty gold, s…

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Skateboarding: Japan’s Momiji Nishiya, 13, wins Olympic women’s street gold

Hometown favourite wins first women’s skateboarding goldBrazil’s Rayssa Leal, 13, wins silver; Nakayama wins bronzeAlexis Sablone of US takes fourth place as event makes debutOn the Olympic podium, three teenage girls 13, 13 and 16 with weighty gold, s…

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Japan’s Yuto Horigome wins first ever Olympic gold medal in skateboarding

Hometown favourite wins skateboarding men’s street goldBrazil’s Hoefler takes silver while USA’s Eaton earns bronzeNyjah Houston ends with four straight falls to take seventhOlympic men’s street skateboarding final – as it happenedJapan’s Yuto Horigome…

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Olympic men’s street skateboarding: Nyjah Huston goes for gold – live!

Skateboarding hit the Olympics – but is the sport selling out?Email Beau with your thoughts or tweet @duresport 4.04am BST OK, let’s get this straight … We’ll start with “runs,” where skaters will perform full-fledged routines incorporating the ramps…

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Nyjah Huston and skateboarding hit the Olympics – but is the sport selling out?

Some skating purists may see the Olympics as the antithesis of their values. But the sport has been awash with corporate money for decadesHe has hosted Justin Bieber at his private skate park and guest-starred opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the …

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Who needs Usain Bolt when there’s Sky Brown? New stars set to shine at Tokyo Olympics

The teenage skateboarder heads a list from Great Britain taking part in debut sports at a decidedly odd Olympic GamesThe Olympics is happening – and for that we can only be grateful. But these Games, the 32nd of the modern era, are likely to be odd one…

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Teenage skateboard superstar Sky Brown: ‘I begged my parents to let me go with Team GB’

When she lands in Tokyo, Sky Brown will become one of the UK’s first Olympic skateboarders – and, at 13, the team’s youngest ever member. Will her next trick be a gold medal?The sun is setting on another hazy summer evening in Oceanside, California, a …

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Skateboarder Sky Brown to become youngest British summer Olympian

Brown will be 13 years, 11 days when she competes at TokyoBombette Martin, 14, also chosen to represent Team GBSkateboarding is not just for boys: that message rang out loud and clear on Thursday as Team GB announced its first Olympic skateboarding tea…

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Sky Brown: ‘Sometimes you fall but I wanted to show me getting up again’

Great Britain’s 12-year-old world skateboarding bronze medallist is recuperating after a horrific accident but already thinking of next year’s Olympic Games“I thought it was kind of cool,” Sky Brown says as she remembers the first time she watched foot…

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Lockdown spurs 11-year-old skateboarder to make history with first 1080-degree turn

Gui Khury lands holy grail of skating while in lockdownBrazilian surpasses previous record first set by Tony HawkThe closure of schools in Brazil due to the coronavirus pandemic gave 11-year-old prodigy Gui Khury plenty of time to perfect his skateboar…

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Sky Brown, the 11-year-old Olympic hopeful: ‘I want to push boundaries for girls’

Skateboarder could become GB’s youngest summer Olympian. She talks falling, food and hopes for the future“Woah, did you see how high she went? That was four or five feet!” exclaims one of the kids at the Huntington Beach skatepark in California as Sky …

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Sky Brown, the 11-year-old Olympic hopeful: ‘I want to push boundaries for girls’

Skateboarder could become GB’s youngest summer Olympian. She talks falling, food and hopes for the future“Woah, did you see how high she went? That was four or five feet!” exclaims one of the kids at the Huntington Beach skatepark in California as Sky …

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Skateboarder Sky Brown, 11, takes bronze at worlds with eye on Olympics

Brown, 11, takes bronze at world skateboarding championshipsBritish prodigy remains on track to qualify for Tokyo OlympicsShaun White finishes 13th in setback for Olympic qualificationSky Brown, the 11-year-old British skateboarding prodigy who is on t…

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Shanghai’s ostracised skateboarders – in pictures

Skateboarding will debut in the Tokyo Olympics next year. Despite this, those who are part of a growing scene in Shanghai, China, complain of being labelled troublemakers Continue reading…

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Rayssa Leal: 11-year-old wins skateboarding world tour event in LA – video

Rayssa Leal, 11, stunned fans as she came in first place during the women’s final at a Street League Skateboarding world tour event in Los Angeles. The Brazilian, who finished in third position in the first event of the year in London, became…

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Sky Brown: a 10-year-old skater who could become the UK’s youngest summer Olympian – video

Sky Brown is the 10-year-old skateboard prodigy who has taken her sport by storm. Since signing her first professional deal at the age of seven, she has gone on to compete – and win – against women twice her size. She will seek to qualify for Tokyo 202…

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Sky Brown: 10-year-old skateboarder set to compete for Team GB at Olympics

Youngster set to become Britain’s youngest summer OlympianBrown will be 12 years old at start of Tokyo Games in 2020She’s already the world’s youngest professional skateboarder, with an Instagram following of 300,000 hanging on her every video, from le…

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The gifs that keep on giving: perfect passes, a flying shoe and a sleepy keeper

Featuring the art of fielding, a bobbling ball, a few fantastic catches, wonderful wing play from a young Australian and a man struggling to drink some water Continue reading…

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Skateboarding star Brian Anderson comes out as gay

  • Anderson, 40, speaks publicly about his sexuality for the first time
  • ‘I consider myself a skateboarder first, gay second,’ Anderson says

Brian Anderson, one of professional skateboarding’s biggest names, has come out as gay.

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