13-year-old Nishiya Momiji of Japan has won the women’s street skateboarding event at the Tokyo Olympic Games and has become one of the youngest gold medal winners in Olympic history.
She is just months older than the current female record-holder, American diver Marjorie Gestring, who was 13 years and 267 days old when she won gold at the Berlin Games in 1936.
Momiji’s win came just a day after fellow Japanese skater Yuto Horigome won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in skateboarding for the men’s street competition.
The silver medalist was another 13-year-old, Brazilian star Rayssa Leal.
Japan’s Funa Nakayama, 16, took bronze.