Newspapers from other countries published this Monday (26) reports on the skate-street-style winners of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, drawing attention to the Young people from the top twoJapan’s Momiji Nishia, 13, won the gold, and Brazil’s Risa Leal, 13, also won the silver.
In third place was another Japanese, Funa Nakayama, who is 16 years old.
Rayssa Leal, the fairy, takes a silver medal in skateboarding
The Washington Post, one of the most important newspapers in the US, said the teenage victory is an argument girls around the world can use to try to convince their parents that they should be able to skate too.
The New York Times described Raisa as “an energetic teenager with flowing hair and a big smile who tried to be the youngest person to win a gold medal in Olympic history.”
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Text by Clarin about women’s skateboarding results – Photo: Reproduction / Clarin
Argentine newspaper Clarin published a text comparing skateboarding to another Olympic sport: “There were three teenagers on the podium. Something that seemed for some time meant for artistic gymnastics.”
Reproduction of Guardian text on platform female skate street style – Photo: clone/guardian
Britain’s Guardian newspaper has remembered who is the youngest female athlete to win a gold medal: Marjorie Gestring, who was 13 years and 268 days old when she won the Olympic jump in 1936.
At age 13, Risa Leal became the youngest Brazilian to win an Olympic medal – and the seventh youngest medalist in the entire history of the Summer Olympics.
In addition, she is the youngest athlete in the history of Brazil at the Olympic Games. The previous record was held by Talita Rodriguez, the swimmer who reached the finals of the 4x100m freestyle in 1948, at the London Games.
Risa, better known as Fadina, is four months younger than the winner, Momiji Nishiya.
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