#Skateboarding

.Tokyo, Japan
Rayssa Leal won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics. (Photo credit: Twitter/Olympics

  • Leal was pipped to street skateboarding gold in Tokyo by fellow 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya
  • Leal became an internet hit in 2015 when just seven years old, performing a "heelflip" trick
  • Social media in Brazil went into overdrive after her win

.Tokyo, Japan
Momiji Nishiya wins the women's street skateboarding finals at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Japanese skateboarder Nishiya Momiji wins the first women’s skateboarding gold
  • She has become one of the youngest-ever Olympic gold medallist
  • Rayssa Leal, 13, from Brazil, wins silver

.Japan
Japan's Yuto Horigome won a tense street competition in Tokyo on Sunday. (Photo credit: Representational/Twitter/Tokyo2020)

  • Japan's Yuto Horigome, who is a world champion, in 22 years old
  • Horigome finished with scores of 9.35, 9.50 and 9.30 for a total of 37.18
  • Brazil's Kelvin Hoefler finished second and US skater Jagger Eaton finished third

.Japan
US gymnastics star Simone Biles launches her bid for Olympic immortality at the Tokyo Games. (Photo credit: File/AP/PTI)

  • American swimmer Chase Kalisz won the first of 18 gold medals up for grabs on day two of the Games
  • Simone Biles will be looking to retain her all-around title
  • Biles has not lost an all-around competition since 2013

.California, USA
Gui Khury is the first skater to land the trick on a vert ramp. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@XGames)

  • Gui Khury dropped a 1080-degree in the Best Trick competition
  • The trick is considered to be the "Holy Grail" of skateboarding
  • The Brazilian became the youngest gold medalist in X Games history