27.01.2022

At 13 Years Old, Nishiya Momiji Wins Gold in Women’s Olympic Street Skateboarding

It was anyone’s game at the women’s street skateboarding finals as the fifth-round for best trick were underway at the Tokyo Olympics. Nishiya Momiji of Japan ended up winning the gold metal due to her successful performance of a gap-to-lip putting her at a score of 15.26.

At just 13 years old, she made history as the fist-ever gold medalist for women’s olympic street skateboarding.

An announcer was heard exclaiming “teenagers are taking over the world,” as the top three skaters of the finals began to solidify. Placing third was 16-year-old Nakayama Funa, also of Japan, and Brazil’s 13-year-old Rayssa Leal came in second. So the announcer was correct teenagers are taking over the world or at least the world of street skateboarding.

With the overall supportive and smile-filled competition (with a ton of smiles from Margielyn Didal of the Philippines), we’re excited to see what the park skateboarding competition has in store.

In Wholesome News, Tom Daley Crocheted a Cozy Little Sweater Pouch For His Gold Medal

Tom Daley’s first Olympic gold medal will be kept safe and sound until he returns home from Tokyo. After Daley and his diving partner, Matty Lee, took home the top prize for their synchronized 10-meter platform diving on July 26, the 27-year-old diver ensured his valuable accolade would have a special home. In fact, Daley created one with his own two hands when he crocheted a cozy little sweater pouch to protect his medal from scratches or dings.

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 26: Tom Daley of Team Great Britain poses with the gold medal during the medal presentation for the Men's Synchronised 10m Platform Final on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Daley showed off the sweet creation on Instagram on July 27. “Learning to knit and crochet has helped me so much through these Olympics,” Daley captioned his video. The diver picked up his knitting and crocheting hobby during the COVID-19 lockdown, and started sharing his creations on social media through the account @madewithlovebytomdaley.

He’s incredibly talented and has crocheted sweaters, scarves, hats, figurines, baby booties, and place mats, among other things. He has even auctioned off his designs for charity. Daley’s Olympic pouch will likely stay near and dear to him for a long time, as it houses a medal that’s been years in the making. With the Union Jack on one side and the Japanese flag on the other, Daley’s crocheted fabrication represents an unforgettable achievement and the hobby that helped him get there.

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