Olympic Record: Horigome Yuto Becomes The First Olympic Skateboarding Gold Medalist

Horigome Yuto Becomes The First Olympic Skateboarding Gold Medalist as Skateboard makes its debut at the Olympics in Tokyo 2020.
Horigome Yuto Becomes The First Olympic Skateboarding Gold Medalist | Tokyo Olympics 2020 | Olympic record | SportzPoint
Gold medallist Japan's Yuto Horigome poses on the podium at the end of the men's street prelims during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Sports Park Skateboarding in Tokyo on July 25, 2021. (Photo by Jeff PACHOUD / AFP)

Olympic Record: Horigome Yuto Becomes The First Olympic Skateboarding Gold Medalist

Horigome Yuto Becomes The First Olympic Skateboarding Gold Medalist as Skateboard makes its debut at the Olympics in Tokyo 2020.
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Olympics 2020 has already created some buzz with few new games at the Tokyo. Skateboarding and Surfing being the tow introduced on the second day of the competition. With every new games at the Olympic, comes a new Olympic record as well. In fact, Horigome Yuto just did the same.

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Horigome Yuto Becomes The First Olympic Skateboarding Gold Medalist | Tokyo Olympics 2020 | Olympic record | SportzPoint

Horigome Yuto of Japan becomes the first ever Olympic Skateboarding Gold medalist. Moreover, he is also the fist gold medalist of Japan at the Tokyo Games.

In skateboard, every trick of the skater gets judged. Thus, the points carry a margin of 10 full marks. Just like many artistic event like gymnastic. Perhaps, with Japan being the host nation, it was quite understood that some of the unique sports will be available at the Olympics.

The best four of 5 attempts gets taken as numbers. Then, the total of best four gets taken as the total number at the event. That’s how the champions gets selected.

Perhaps, Horigome Yuto’s all the five attempts were more than 9 and that made him eligible for the Olympic Record and the gold medal. Therefore, a total tally of 37.18 made sure the Olympic record goes to the host nation, Japan. Moreover, it also took them up in the medal tally rankings as well.

Brazil’s Kelvin Hoefler (36.15) who takes silver. Meanwhile, it was Jagger Eaton who takes the Bronze medal at the first ever Skateboard event at the Olympics.

Menahwile, the start of the second day at Tokyo Olympics saw the historic Surfing moments.

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