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Japan's Yuto Horigome wins Olympics' first ever skateboarding gold on home soil

The Olympics' first ever gold medal in skateboarding went to the host country.

Japanese skateboarder Yuto Horigome, born and raised in Tokyo, took gold in the men's street competition of the 2020 Olympics, with Brazil's Kelvin Hoefler winning silver and Team USA's Jagger Eaton winning bronze.

Horigome had to make up ground in the finals at Ariake Urban Sports Park, as he ranked fourth among the top 8 after posting an 8.02 and 6.77 in two runs. He would more than make up for that in the trick segment, landing four different scores above nine to blow away the competition.