Japan’s Sakura Yosozumi Wins Olympic Gold

Japan's Sakura Yosozumi Wins Olympic Gold

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 04: Sakura Yosozumi of Team Japan competes during the Women’s Skateboarding Park Finals on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Urban Sports Park on August 04, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Olympics held its Women’s Park Skateboarding event yesterday, with Japan once again dominating the top spots. Powell-Peralta’s Sakura Yosozumi secured the gold by scoring 60.09 with her first run; Kokona Hiraki, also repping Japan, got the silver; and the U.K.’s Sky Brown took bronze. Congrats!

We’re beginning to see a pattern here… Japan’s Yuto Horigome and Momiji Nishiya also earned gold last week. With the Men’s Park Skateboarding event coming up today, there’s a distinct possibility that Japan will sweep the top spots in all four skateboarding events (insert bugged-eye emoji/exploding head emoji). This Olympics is already historic in, like, several different ways, but that would be super impressive. You gotta tune in tonight to find out what happens: Prelims are at 5:00pm PST and Finals will be at 8:30. Don’t miss this last skating event, because there probably won’t be another one for three years or so.

Japan's Sakura Yosozumi Wins Olympic Gold

(From L) Silver medallist Japan’s Kokona Hiraki, gold medallist Japan’s Sakura Yosozumi and bronze medallist Britain’s Sky Brown pose on the podium of the women’s park final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Sports Park Skateboarding in Tokyo on August 04, 2021. (Photo by Loic VENANCE / AFP) (Photo by LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)

Oh, and to all the skaters representing Japan at the Olympics… you guys are FUCKING GOOD!

Check out some of our work with Men’s Street Skateboarding World Champion (deep breath) Yuto Horigome. This is the skateboarding which Yuto skates:

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