At age 13, Brazil’s Rayssa Leal wins silver medal in skateboarding in Tokyo

Medal hopeful for Brazil in street skateboarding's debut at the Olympics, the teenager from Maranhão did not disappoint

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rayssa Leal was one of Brazil's medal hopes in the women's street skateboarding competition, the first of its kind at the Olympics. At just 13 years old, she did not disappoint, becoming the youngest Brazilian woman ever to win a medal at the Olympics.

The athlete from Maranhão won the bronze medal with a total score of 14.64. The podium was completed by Japan's Momiji Nishya, who took gold, and Funa Nakayama with bronze.

Rayssa had already performed well in the qualification round, scoring a 5.05 on one trick, one . . .

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