MIL-OSI Asia-Pac: Olympics: 13-year-old Nishiya Momiji wins first-ever women’s street skateboarding gold


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Nishiya wrote her name into the history books with a score of 15.26. Her final three runs (4.15, 4.66 and 3.43) were enough to secure top spot on the podium, as she beat Brazil’s Rayssa Leal, also 13, and 16-year-old Nakayama Funa to gold in what is believed to be the youngest Olympic podium ever.

Nishiya, who won a silver medal at the 2021 world championships in Rome, has now secured the ultimate prize in sport after her unique blend of trickery, skill and consistency saw her triumph in a tense final that went all the way down to the final run.

She is the first female skateboarder to strike gold at an Olympics and the second skateboarder, after men’s winner Horigome Yuto’s heroics yesterday, to win gold in the sport for Japan.

Tom Daley and Matty Lee strike gold in synchronised 10m platform final

Thomas Daley and Matty Lee of Team Great Britain pose with their gold medals during the medal presentation for the Men’s Synchronised 10m Platform Final. (Photo: Getty Images)

Tom Daley and Matty Lee have made history by winning Great Britain’s first gold medal in the men’s synchronised 10m event after a thrilling duel with Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen of China on Monday.

In a nail-biting final, Daley and partner Lee delivered a breath-taking last dive – a forward 4½ Somersaults – to give the British pair a six-round total of 471.81, just 1.23 points ahead of silver medallists Cao and Chen at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

ROC’s Aleksandr Bondar and Viktor Minibaev took bronze with 439.92.

For Daley, 27, the win marks a first gold medal at his fourth Olympics, while Lee achieved the accolade in his first.

Team USA’s Amber English earns gold in the Skeet women’s finals

Amber English of Team United States during Skeet Women’s Qualification on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Asaka Shooting Range on July 26, 2021 in Asaka, Saitama, Japan. (Photo: Getty Images)

Amber English scooped her first Olympic gold medal after winning the Skeet women’s finals today (July 26) July at the Asaka Shooting Range.

The skeet shooter, who comes from a family of competitive shooters, showcased nerves of steel as she eclipsed her opponents after earning 56 points in the finals, setting a new Olympic record.

English, who has four world cup medals to her name (2010, 2016, 2018, 2019), is only the second American to win the women’s skeet shooting event. Kim Rhode won silver in the same category in Beijing 2008, gold in London 2012 and bronze in Rio 2016.

Great Britain’s Tom Pidcock strikes gold in men’s cycling mountain bike

Thomas Pidcock of Team Great Britain celebrates winning the gold medal while holding the flag of his country during the Men’s Cross-country race on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Izu Mountain Bike Course on July 26, 2021 in Izu, Shizuoka, Japan. (Photo: Getty Images)

British cyclist Tom Pidcock took the top honour with a scintillating performance in the cycling mountain bike race at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on July 26.

The 21-year-old kept his nerve to win the gruelling 28.25km race ahead of Swiss rider Mathias Fluckiger and Spain’s David Velero.

His gold medal is Great Britain’s third of the day, following wins for swimmer Adam Peaty in the 100m breaststroke and Tom Daley and Matty Lee in the 10m synchronised diving.

Slovenia’s Benjamin Savsek wins canoe slalom gold

Benjamin Savsek of Team Slovenia reacts following his gold medal run in the Men’s Canoe Slalom Final on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo: Getty Images)

Slovenia’s Benjamin Savsek put on the afterburners in the sixth race of the men’s canoe slalom final to win gold with 98.25. The Czech Republic’s Lukas Rohan won silver (101.96) and Sideris Tasiadis of Germany (103.70) bronze.

Savsek, who made it third time lucky after finishing eighth at London 2012 and sixth in Rio, roared with delight after his penalty-free run, slapping the water at the finish.

The four quickest paddlers from the semi-final were still to come though and he watched on anxiously but only Rohan came close. However, neither he nor the trio of Spain’s Ander Elosegi, Daniel Watkins of Australia and France’s Martin Thomas could beat the Slovenian’s time, and Savsek’s smile lit up the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre as he realised he was now Olympic champion.

USA’s Vincent Hancock claims third Olympic shooting gold in men’s individual skeet and sets Games record

Vincent Hancock of Team United States during Skeet Men’s Qualification on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Asaka Shooting Range on July 26, 2021 in Asaka, Saitama, Japan. (Photo: Getty Images)

USA’s Vincent Hancock waited nine years to notch up his third Olympic title, and he did so in style by setting a new Olympic record at Tokyo 2020 on 26 July.

The 32-year-old whooped with delight as he shot a 59 out of a possible 60 targets to beat Denmark’s Jesper Hansen into silver on 55. The result for Hancock made up for a disappointing 15th place in Rio 2016, which came after he won the event in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

Djokovic dismisses Struff in Tokyo to keep Golden Slam hopes alive

Novak Djokovic of Team Serbia plays a backhand during his Men’s Singles First Round match against Hugo Dellien of Team Bolivia on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Tennis Park on July 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo: Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic cruised through Round 2 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics tennis competition with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Jan-Lennard Struff on Monday 26 July at the Ariake Tennis Park.

The World No.1 took an hour and 14 minutes to end it on Centre Court in a clinical performance, mirroring his opening 6-2, 6-2, win over Bolivian hitter Hugo Dellien.

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